Scott Gimple Planning More Walking Dead Spinoffs

What plans are in store for The Walking Dead's television universe?

By Chris Morse

We already know that Scott Gimple will be transitioning into the new role of Chief Content Officer with AMC for The Walking Dead and all of its related properties. After serving as showrunner of the still-popular (despite what you may hear about falling ratings) zombie television drama from seasons 4 through the current season, he will be moving into a role that oversees both the main series and its spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead. So under this new role, what exactly are his plans for the future of the broader universe for The Walking Dead?

It looks like a big part of Gimple's new job will be to expand the universe of the franchise as a whole, which includes both television shows, games, and projects in other media. The first of these plans for a bigger universe has been in the works for some time and has Morgan crossing over from the main series to Fear the Walking Dead. We're still wondering what exactly that means for the timeline of Fear, but regardless of when and where, we do know that change is coming to the spinoff show.

Expanding the universe of The Walking Dead is surely going to mean new projects that tell new stories, Gimple explained to Hollywood Reporter. There are a lot of formats in play, such as the short clips that aired in between episodes as well as on YouTube to possibly even larger projects in the same vein as Fear the Walking Dead. There are a ton of options for how to tell new stories in that world, as Gimple broke down without giving away too much:


Anything is on the table for now, but you can bet that there will be some new stories to tell as Gimple heads into his new role. There's no doubt they'll explore the digital format again for some smaller stories within The Walking Dead universe, but is there a possibility of another full TV series spinoff somewhere down the road? Gimple added a little more about what options they are looking into:


For now, the focus is on finishing up season 8 before Angela Kang takes over as showrunner going into season 9 and beyond. Once spring rolls around, it'll be time for Gimple to get to work and start building his vision for what The Walking Dead universe is going to look like in the coming years. Would you want to see another spinoff show like Fear the Walking Dead or would you rather see some other storytelling like a mini-series or more online shorts? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo