“This new series will “focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad.” (synopsis via TVLine)
What’s better than one zombie? Lots of zombies! Wait, no …
But if we’re talking shows about zombies, and you’re AMC, then it appears there’s no such thing as too TV shows about zombies.
That explains why five seasons – well 4 and 1/2 really but the rest of season 5 is but a fortnight away – after Fear the Walking Dead turned The Walking Dead from a ratings phenomenon into a franchise, there’s going to a new as-yet-untitled addition to televisual adventures with the undead.
This time it’s how the end of the world has changed life for young people who are growing up in an environment fundamentally different to the one experienced by their parents.
Echoing a little of the Lord of the Flies feel of The 100, which has grown into a very clever show indeed, the new show intends how the pressures of the apocalypse turn some people into heroes while others resort to self-survivalist villainy.
The new show promises a whole new look at the zombie apocalypse, the telling of stories that have to date been left untold, but thus far, with only some eye-poppingly-good concept art and some teenagers talking about their scary new world in an all-too-brief teaser trailer, we will have to wait until US Spring 2020 to see how this show will really change The Walking Dead franchise going forward.