You’ve been clamoring for news about the Walking Dead Companion Series (technically not a spin-off) and we’ve got some for you! Adam Davidson will be directing the pilot episode! Davidson has directed episodes of Hell on Wheels, Community, Suits, Treme, Elementary, Big Love, Fringe, True Blood, Friday Night Lights, Rome, Dexter, and WAY more. He was launched into the spotlight when his short film, The Lunch Date won an Oscar in 1989.

One of the biggest jobs for the director of a show’s pilot is helping to set a visual tone for the entire series. With a ton of experience under is belt in a variety of genres, it looks like Adam’s up to the task.

He joins showrunner Dave Erickson who’s developing the series along with Robert Kirkman. TWD alums Gale Ann Hurd and David Alpert will serve as Exec Producers along with Kirkman and Erickson.

With all the pieces falling into place, could casting announcements be far off? Or, ya know, like a plot synopsis? I mean, we could tell you but we’d have to kill you.