‘The Walking Dead’ Chief Pitches Frozen Zombie Spin-Off

Kim Taylor-Foster
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Such has been the success of The Walking Dead – now eight seasons in — that it inspired a spin-off series. That show, Fear the Walking Dead, is itself about to head into its fourth season. And with those shows about to crossover in spectacular fashion – with TWD’s Morgan Jones leaving the parent show for the younger version, and the timelines apparently syncing up – there’s surely room for a new baby in the Walking Dead family.

In fact, outgoing Walking Dead showrunner and soon-to-be Chief Content Officer presiding over the entire TWD universe, Scott Gimple has already teased more from the franchise.

FANDOM spoke to Greg Nicotero, executive producer across both TWD and Fear, about what he’d want from a new spin-off. And his answer got us very excited.

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The comic book does winter well.

“The one thing that the comic book does great [is] when they introduce the cold weather and the winter,” said Nicotero. “I had even written some webisodes that took place with a frozen zombie herd. And I think that our hopes are — my hopes — would be that we would get into an entirely different location, like a cold weather scenario. Because frozen zombies are f–ing awesome. Until they thaw out and then you’re screwed. Because they would freeze and thaw out, and they would be fine.”

It sounds like this could be something that’s on the cards, then. But with fans curious about how far the zombie virus reaches, we wanted to know if Nicotero’s proposed spin-off would take place in the US, like Fear and TWD?

“I don’t think so,” he said. “We’ve done a good job of allowing our audience to populate the US and I think there’s a lot more opportunities outside of the US for a zombie show.”

So there you have it. A Walking Dead spin-off with frozen zombies shedding some light on another part of the world? We’re in.

Kim Taylor-Foster
Kim Taylor-Foster is Entertainment Editor for Fandom in the UK. She was raised on an unsteady diet of video nasties and violent action flicks.