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'Walking Dead' Spinoff TV Series Officially Titled 'Fear the Walking Dead'

AMC's Breaking Bad spinoff TV show, Better Call Saul, has already proven to be a success, in terms of critical reception and ratings alike. Now, though, it remains to be seen if the network goes two for two with its upcoming The Walking Dead TV series spinoff: another television program set in the same universe that is populated by such characters as Rick Grimes and Carol Peletier (before they began their ongoing post-zombpocalypse descent into madness, that is).

Fear the Walking Dead - now the spinoff's official title - takes place on the opposite side of the U.S. as Walking Dead; specifically, on the west coast in and around Los Angeles, just as the zombie apocalypse starts getting underway. Walking Dead comic book creator Robert Kirkman co-penned the Fear the Walking Dead pilot script with Dave Erickson - a longtime writer/producer on Sons of Anarchy (as well as producer on AMC's short-lived Low Winter Sun crime drama), who will serve as showrunner.

The spinoff's title, Fear the Walking Dead, has been rumored for months now - giving fans the chance to weigh in with their thoughts on the possibility, well before it was confirmed. Well, love it or hate it (or something in between), that would appear to be the official title for the show now, as revealed by no less an authority on the matter than Kirkman:

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'Walking Dead' Spinoff TV Series Officially Titled 'Fear the Walking Dead'