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AMC Developing Walking Dead Spin-off Series

Comic creator Robert Kirkman and executive producers Gale Anne Hurd and Dave Alpert are behind the new series

The Walking Dead is broadcast on Fox in the UK

It will apparently tell a brand-new story and feature a new cast of characters, although also be based on Kirkman's long-running comic. It's expected to launch in 2015.

"Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer," AMC president Charlie Collier said. "We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters. It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse."

Kirkman said: "After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn't be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe."

Season four of The Walking Dead returns to AMC on 13 October and will be broadcast in the UK on Fox . You can read about it in SFX 's amazing A-Z Of Zombies special edition , on sale now , and also in the massive TV preview in SFX issue 240 on sale from Wednesday 18 September.