Everything you need to know about the 2020 'Walking Dead' spinoff

Everything you need to know about the 2020 'Walking Dead' spinoff

2019 has been an impressive year for the hugely successful zombie apocalypse series, The Walking Dead. With three spinoffs (two of which have not yet launched) under its belt, its popularity doesn't seem to be waning anytime soon.

There's the first of the AMC show's spinoffs, Fear the Walking Dead which started airing in 2015 and is now in its fifth season.

Potential spoiler alert: this is the moment Daniel returns in Fear The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 2:

And, of course, there are the spinoff movies which Andrew Lincoln (who played Rick Grimes, the show's hero) will be starring in. Yep, a trilogy of Rick Grimes movies will be kicking off next year, you'll be pleased to know.

But that certainly isn't for the post-apocalyptic horror franchise.

A brand new spin-off has just been announced by the network, and it's set for release in 2020.

The yet-to-be-titled series will start production on a ten-episode season this summer in Virginia, AMC said.

"We're thrilled that the Dead will keep walking into a new corner of the post-apocalyptic world, a corner that will present stories and characters unlike any that The Walking Dead has dramatised thus far, and that is bound to excite one of the most passionate fanbases in television," said David Madden, president of programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios.

It is not yet clear when exactly in 2020 that the new spinoff will begin airing, but since the flagship series airs in October every season, and with Fear The Walking Dead usually starting in the summer, the airdate will most likely be anywhere from December to April.

As to the overall premise of the new series, well, according to AMC chief Josh Sapan, it will focus on "the next generation of survivors led by two young female protagonists, we think this third series is a perfect gateway to advance the narrative of this universe in ways that are multi-generational, fresh and unexpected."

"Some will become heroes. Some will become villains," AMC revealed. "In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad."

There's also the question of whether we can expect an appearance from Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes in the new spinoff. As mentioned earlier, the actor will be starring in trilogy of Rick Grimes movies, but showrunner Scott Gimple has implied there will be crossover of the franchise's four shows.

"It's a rare thing," Scott Gimple said. "It's not gonna happen like this a lot. But I will say there are different sorts of crossovers we are going to do to tie the shows together, tie the universes together in certain ways that have to do with the greater happenings in the world.

"In telling stories of the past we might see characters interact, or just see those characters we've not seen in a while."

As for the trailer of the new spinoff, it will most likely launch at Comic-Con, but we'll have to wait a little while before it drops.