MOVIE NEWS – In addition to the loss of Melissa McBride from The Walking Dead spinoff Daryl, TWD showrunner Angela Kang has also departed.
Following the departure of Melissa McBride from the Carol/Daryl The Walking Dead spinoff series, it seems that there have been further changes to the series, as Angela Kang will no longer be the showrunner, contrary to expectations. Instead, David Zabel, best known as the producer of the medical drama ER, will take the helm of the new series, which is currently simply called Daryl in reference to the character of Norman Reedus.
The series lost half of its main cast last week, and now it appears to have changed showrunners…
The new Walking Dead spinoff hasn’t had an easy time of it lately, and after months of teasing and promoting the series as a continuation of Daryl and Carol’s story, it lost half of its main cast last week, and now it appears to have changed showrunners. Although Kang will now no longer take on that role in the new series, he will remain on as an executive producer on the series, which is set to shoot in Europe this summer and is scheduled to premiere in 2023.
The Walking Dead’s flagship series will reach its climax this autumn, with the final episode of season 11 bringing the zombie saga to a close, just a few years after creator Robert Kirkman abruptly ended the comic book series it was based on. While there were times when the series was criticised for dragging out the storylines too much and becoming a “zombie soap opera”, the final season really picked up and brought back something of what made The Walking Dead great in its first seasons. Even though the flagship series has come to an end, there’s still a lot more to come from The Walking Dead.
While there were times when the series was criticised for dragging out the storylines too much and becoming a “zombie soap opera”, the final season really picked up.
For years, The Walking Dead universe has been expanding with the ongoing Fear The Walking Dead series and the short two-season spinoff, Walking Dead: World Beyond, which concluded with a laboratory in France revealing exactly what caused the zombie apocalypse. While this potentially sets the stage for the spinoff, which will now follow Daryl from the US to Europe, other spin-off series are in the works.
Coming this summer is Tales of the Walking Dead, a series of standalone stories set in and around the familiar world of the franchise. This series promises to feature familiar faces from the past, and while the stories will be self-explanatory, it is expected that they will all fit into the familiar overarching narrative of The Walking Dead’s main series.
In addition, next year, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan will return as Negan and Maggie in Isle of the Dead. Perhaps the most anticipated spinoff of the series: the former enemies will meet in a zombie-infested Manhattan for six episodes.