The next spinoff project for “The Walking Dead” is AMC’s anthology series titled “Tales of the Walking Dead,” which will feature the return of a villain from the main series.
THR reported over the weekend that Samantha Morton, who recently played the zombie skin-wearing villain Alpha, will reprise the role for the upcoming “Tales of the Walking Dead.”
Samantha Morton played Alpha in the ninth and tenth seasons of “The Walking Dead,” the leader of villainous clan The Whisperers. She was ultimately killed off by Negan.
As we recently reported, Olivia Munn (The Predator) will also appear in the new spinoff.
The show’s six-episode first season is expected to premiere this summer. The idea here is to tell episodic original stories set within the zombie universe of “The Walking Dead.”
The show’s cast also includes Daniella Pineda, Terry Crews, Parker Posey, Jillian Bell, Anthony Edwards and Poppy Liu. Confirmed directors for the “Tales of the Walking Dead” spinoff include Haifaa al-Mansour (Good Lord Bird), Deborah Kampmeier (Star Trek: Picard), Tara Nicole Weyr (The Wilds), and Michael Satrazemis (The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead).
“Each one hour episode is set within the world of “The Walking Dead” and will feature both new and existing characters.”
Channing Powell (“The Walking Dead”) will the spinoff’s showrunner.
“This series, more than any other in the Walking Dead Universe, runs on new voices, perspectives, and ideas — bringing to life stories unlike any we’ve told before,” franchise architect Scott Gimple said. “I’m thrilled to be Channing’s consigliere, helping in every way I can to make those new visions real for the best fans in TV. I started as a fan of ‘The Walking Dead’ and have ended up as a showrunner of what will hopefully be one of its most unique spin-offs. I’m so grateful to AMC and Scott for supporting me and my writers while we pushed, pulled and poked at the boundaries of this universe to bring you something new and unexpected, while hopefully still tending to what core audiences loved so much about the flagship show.”
This will be the fourth official “The Walking Dead” series, following in the wake of the main show, “Fear the Walking Dead,” and “The Walking Dead: World Beyond.”
A spinoff centered on Daryl and Carol is also in the works.