AMC is looking to the future as “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men” come to a close, and the future is looking quite familiar.
The network announced Monday that they are moving forward with a proposed “companion series” for “The Walking Dead,” according to “The Hollywood Reporter.”
The series does not yet have a name or a cast, and it’s unclear if zombies will factor into this series as well, but will “tell a brand-new story and feature a new cast of characters and again be based on [creator Robert] Kirkman’s long-running comics.
Meanwhile, a spinoff for “Breaking Bad” is also in the works, created once again by Vince Gilligan and centering on Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk).
Deadline reports that “Saul,” which is close to a series order, will be a prequel series focusing on “the evolution of the Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer.”
“Breaking Bad” airs its series finale on Sunday, September 29, while “Mad Men” returns for its seventh and likely final season in 2014.
What do you think of these spinoff ideas? Are you excited for more shows from your favorite showrunners or is it too much of the same?