The Walking Dead Universe Looking at New Shows That Are Super Darker and Super Lighter

The Walking Dead chief content material officer Scott Gimple is exploring new reveals which are “super darker” or “super lighter” than AMC’s present lineup of TWD, Fear the Walking Dead and the untitled spinoff Gimple co-created with Matthew Negrete.

“[Humor is] something I want in every show that we make,” Gimple instructed The Hollywood Reporter’s “TV’s Top 5” podcast. “Though I will say, as we push on, there’s gonna be some super darker shows and there might be some super lighter shows that aren’t quite as balanced as our three shows. We’re gonna start experimenting with different lengths of series, and that might allow things to be a little focused up in different directions.”

Gimple notes humor is already “baked in” the flagship collection now airing its tenth season.

“With The Walking Dead, whether or not you’re beginning at the comedian, whether or not you’re doing any of the seasons that any of the showrunners did on that present, it’s simply baked in,” he stated. “It’s part of it.”

Gimple additionally revealed discussions surrounding a comedic TWD collection, saying he can think about a present lighter in tone that leans into “full comedic stuff.”

“There’s a few things that we’re working on now that I’m very excited about. There are characters in this universe who are used to this world, that can have a lighter take,” he stated. “You can have your Black Panther and your Guardians of the Galaxy. And actually, I imply, we’ve talked about full comedic stuff. Like much more than lighter.”

He added, “Never something that may be goofy with the walkers. You simply can’t violate that, no singing and dancing useless individuals.”

This potential collection could possibly be a one-off particular or one of many shorter size collection within the works underneath Gimple, who laid out plans for contained reveals that would run wherever between one to 12 episodes. However these reveals materialize, Gimple goals to “achieve more variety in the things we put out.”

“We do want to do these smaller things that are completely their own thing, and then do something else,” Gimple defined. “Some stuff could be three episodes, some stuff could be six episodes, some stuff could be 12 or 16 [episodes].”


Fear showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, coming off a lighter-in-tone Season 5, just lately stated the spinoff’s sixth season will take its characters on a “far darker” journey. And The Walking Dead, underneath showrunner Angela Kang, is lots darkish with its survivors pit in lethal battle towards the murderous Alpha (Samantha Morton) and the walker skin-wearing Whisperers.

New episodes of The Walking Dead Season 10 premiere Sundays at 9/8c on AMC. For extra TWD intel, comply with the writer @CameronBonomolo on Twitter.

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