TV Line has learned from an undisclosed source that the "Walking Dead" spin-off series will take place in Los Angeles. A representative from AMC declined to confirm any news beyond the pilot being ordered by AMC, but this development does fit in with the series' mission statement of showing how the zombie apoclaypse affected areas outside of "The Walking Dead's" Atlanta setting.
"Almost from the beginning of 'The Walking Dead' fans have been curious about what is going on in the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world," AMC President Charlie Collier said when the series was announced back in September.
The still-untitled pilot will shoot in early 2015. Although the series will be set in Los Angeles, there's no word as to whether or not it will film there as well. Parent series "The Walking Dead," which is set in Atlanta, has made Georgia its home.
The series, which has been given the production codename "Cobalt," will star Cliff Curtis as divorced teacher Sean Cabrera; Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey are also attached to star as the children of the still uncast female lead. Adam Davidson, who previously helmed episodes of "Friday Night Lights" and "Fringe," is attached to direct. The companion series will be executive produced by "The Walking Dead's" Robert Kirkman, Dave Erickson, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert.