AMC continues moving forward with the highly anticipated spinoff series of The Walking Dead as recent news sees Oscar-award winning director Adam Davidson tapped to direct the pilot.
Davidson won an Oscar for his 1991 short film, The Lunch Date, and is also known for Community, Fringe, True Blood, Dexter, Deadwood, Lost and Hell on Wheels.
Not many specifics are known about The Walking Dead spinoff, just some generalizations.
Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, recently spoke with IGN offering the spinoff isn't all that much different than the current series.
There’s no end of huge differences that are going to set this apart from the original show. I can’t get into specifics right now.
What is known about The Walking Dead spinoff is that the series will not be set in Georgia (where the current series takes place); it will feature original characters and plots (meaning nothing from Kirkman's comic book), and it's been rumored that it may be a prequel of sorts possibly set when the zombie apocalypse first occurs or directly prior to it (maybe both).
Character descriptions also hit the net mentioning the Cabrera's, the Tompkins' and a Chapman.