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AMC to Launch Two New Spin-Offs

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For those of you still reeling from Sunday night’s epic series finale of AMC’s smash hit, Breaking Bad, we totally feel your pain.  We have yet to recover from the awesomeness that was “Felina.”  However, it’s a little bit easier to say good bye to Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, and Co. with the recent news that a Bad spinoff is definitely happening.  We already told you that a prequel just might happen but on Sept. 11th, AMC confirmed that Bob Odenkirk will reprise his role as Saul Goodman (s’all good, mannnn) in the Bad prequel entitled “Better Call Saul.”  While an official air date has yet to be announced, AMC and Vince Gilligan have confirmed that the show will be an hour long drama, and will tell the story of Saul’s adventures before ever becoming the infamous crime lawyer for Heisenberg.  And don’t worry – if plans go south for the show on AMC, Netflix is eagerly waiting in the background to scoop it up.

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AMC followed up this fantastic news with an announcement on Sept. 16th that they would launch a “companion series” for it’s other smash hit, The Walking Dead.  The new series will take place in the same zombie apocolypse as Dead, but will most likely steer away from the story in the comic series, of which the original show is based.  However, fans of the comic shouldn’t give up on the new show.  Comic author, Robert Kirkman, is set to join Gale Ann Hurd (Walking Dead, The Terminator) and David Alpert (Walking Dead) as executive producers of the new show.  AMC is hoping to continue to gain success in the target age group (18-49) as Dead is currently the #1 scripted show in that category.   An airdate (and title!) for this show has yet to be announced.

Season 4 of The Walking Dead premieres on October 13, 2013 at 9pm on AMC.  Can’t wait that long?  Here’s a preview for the new trailer.  Happy Tuesday!

 

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Author: jennyo422

Born and raised in Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania graduate student, West Chester University alumnus, works in Penn's Development & Alumni Relations, lover of television, movies, fantasty football, and the Phillies.

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