AMC has officially ordered a pilot set in the same universe as The Walking Dead!

Although we still don’t have a title for the highly-anticipated new show, the project will go into production later this year, and will be set in a different location than the original series and star a new cast of characters.

The Walking Dead executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert are all on board for the new project. Dave Erickson (Sons of Anarchy) was recruited as the showrunner back in March.

“Almost from the beginning of The Walking Dead on AMC, fans have been curious about what is going on in the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world,” said AMC President Charlie Collier. “In fact, beyond requests for zombie cameos, it’s the question I get asked the most. Obviously, we all take our stewardship of the original franchise incredibly seriously and we, along with Robert, Gale, David and now Dave, are all proceeding with extreme care in order to ensure that we are offering fans something truly compelling, engaging and distinct. We’re thrilled to be taking this next step with these remarkable partners.”

Are you as excited for the new series as we are? Where do you think it will be located? Do you think it’s going to start right at the beginning of the apocalypse, or later?

Let us know below in the comments!