AMC has made a slew of announcements about The Walking Dead spin-off and movies. Because the promised films have yet to be made, many fans are apprehensive about the additional series. But keep reading because The Gainesville Times has some exciting Tales of the Walking Dead news. This month, filming for this series will begin in Buford, Georgia.
The episodic anthology spinoff is set to begin filming in Hall County on Tuesday, Jan. 18, according to the paper. A faux "Mini Mart" convenience store and a prop "2 Panchos" Mexican restaurant have been fashioned at 5711 Holiday Road. A location agreement has also revealed Stalwart Productions LLC has rented the site for roughly 53 days for a donation of $30,000.
Gainesville Times reports the payment will be used for future equipment and gear purchases by the Friends of Hall County Fire Services Fund.
Tales of the Walking Dead: What’s Known so Far
Tales of the Walking Dead has been touted as "focused on both new and established characters set in the world of the original series," with viewers potentially seeing any number of characters from the series and possibly hearing some back story or other stand-alone experiences.
AMC officially greenlit its third Walking Dead spinoff to premiere Summer 2022.
Channing Powell, a veteran The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead writer-producer, will serve as showrunner for the spinoff created by chief content officer Scott Gimple.
Other TWD Updates
Mothership series The Walking Dead will air the second half of its 11th and final season in February. Fear The Walking Dead, the first TWD Universe spinoff, is presently in its seventh season, and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, the most recent spinoff, is in its second season. A spinoff starring Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride is also in the works.
The Walking Dead and other Walking Dead Universe series have been among the most popular titles on the AMC+ streaming service, both in terms of usage and new subscription acquisitions. AMC+ debuts new episodes a week ahead of AMC, providing an exclusive window ahead of AMC's linear premieres.
Tales of the Walking Dead premieres this summer on AMC and AMC+.