The Walking Dead Creator Robert Kirkman Working On Anther Apocalyptic Series

Have you had your fill of The Walking Dead just yet? Well, you’re not alone. After several years of pivotal television, it seems to be circling the drain in terms of overall fan enthusiasm (though we’ll see if AMC is able to read the tea leaves with that one). But don’t lament just yet, because if you really enjoyed the stories from creator Robert Kirkman in their prime, then you may still be in luck.

According to TheWrap, Kirkman is hard at work on another apocalyptic story, which is being described as follows: From an original idea from Robert Kirkman, 5 Year‘s different series will focus on how people across the globe choose to live after learning the world will end in the next five years, as a meteor rushes towards Earth. Each year will play out as a season, and while each version will have its own unique characters and stories, they will all follow the same timeline. Each version of 5 Year will be a localized story set in the markets’ actual location and produced in local languages.

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“This is one of the most ambitious projects we’ve worked on, and also one of the most rewarding,” said Bryan and Sean Furst, two of the executive producers on the project, in a joint statement. Our work with all our partners around the globe continues to inspire our vision for this series and our commitment and passion for global storytelling. 5 Year is a fundamentally human story, meant to explore humanity’s capacity for good and evil in the face of the ultimate threat. eOne is a world-class producer and distributor of television and they share our vision and ambition for this huge undertaking. We are very happy to have them as our partner.”

As someone who always hated the idea of The Walking Dead having no real direction, the fact that there is some endgame here is really nice — even if it does retain that same depressing outlook of nihilism. If nothing else, I do love the idea of new shows being created for each market, and it really will highlight how many different ways the same premise can be exploited.

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