AMC has revealed the first teaser for the upcoming third Walking Dead series, which will premiere in the spring of 2020. The original drama was co-created by Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of The Walking Dead universe, and Matt Negrete, who has been a writer and producer on The Walking Dead for the past five seasons and will be showrunner of the new series.
Produced and distributed by AMC Studios, the third Walking Dead series begins production this week in Virginia and will shoot through November. The cast includes Aliyah Royale (playing Iris), Annet Mahendru (Huck), Alexa Mansour (Hope), Nicolas Cantu (Elton) and Hal Cumpston (Silas). Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) will direct.
The 10-episode drama will feature two young female protagonists and focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead reign as the #1 and #4 cable dramas among adults 18-49 in Nielsen live+3 ratings, respectively. Both series take place in the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follow different groups of survivors traveling in search of a safe and secure home.