When a show is as wildly successful as “The Walking Dead,” it’s only a matter of time before similar projects go into development. In the wake of spinoff series “Fear the Walking Dead,” we’re getting word that AMC is looking to provide a home for George Romero’s Empire of the Dead!
As we reported a few months back, the Romero-created comic series, which ran for 15 issues, is getting a small screen adaptation, and according to news outlet WHAS 11, it’s going to be taking a bite out of AMC. The news comes courtesy of an interview with artist Arthur Suydam.
“This just got signed to AMC,” said Suydam at the Louisville Comic-Con, holding up an issue of Empire of the Dead. “The new big zombie series on AMC is expected to be this one right here.”
The series will be written by Romero and longtime partner Peter Grunwald and executive produced by Romero and Grunwald with Demarest’s Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson.
Romero’s iconic 1968 film Night of the Living Dead conceived the idea of a zombie apocalypse. Empire of the Dead mixes in vampires with zombies.