AMC has set April 12 as the premiere date for its second The Walking Dead spinoff, World Beyond, the network announced at winter TCA on Thursday.
The new series, which premieres after The Walking Dead’s season 10 finale, follows the first generation raised during the zombie apocalypse. It will be a two-season closed story, AMC Networks chief Sarah Barnett revealed.
Also premiering in April is the third season of Killing Eve. The upcoming season will continue to follow Villanelle (Jodie Comer) and Eve (Sandra Oh) as they attempt to live without their drug of choice—each other.
The upcoming season will see the addition of a handful of new cast members like Dame Harriet Walter, Danny Sapani, Gemma Whelan, Camille Cottin, Steve Pemberton, Raj Bajaj, Turlough Convery, Pedja Bjelac and Evgenia Dodina. An exact premiere date has not been revealed.
Strangers Things’ Charlie Heaton, Billions’ Malin Akerman, Breaking Bad’s Betsy Brandt and Turn’s JJ Feild are set to star in Soulmates, a six-episode anthology series set 15 years into the future. Each episode features a different cast in a new story about discovering—or choosing not to discover—the results of a genetic test and the impact those results have on a myriad of relationships.
AMC also revealed a partial list of series in development, including projects from Scott Z. Burns, Katie Couric, Owen and Stephen King, Megan Mostyn Brown and more. Stephen King’s series, in particular, is based on the “Sleeping Beauties” novel he co-wrote with his son, Owen. It joins a slew of TV adaptations of King’s work including Hulu’s Castle Rock, Audience’s Mr. Mercedes, and most recently, HBO’s The Outsider.
“We’re looking for highly original visions and voices as we think about how AMC Networks evolves,” Barnett said. “We will prioritize creative risk-taking that doesn’t rely on the shock and awe of sheer size, but instead delivers the surprise and delight of brilliant storytelling in our quest to stand out with human-scaled brands in this dynamic and changing content environment. There is so much phenomenal talent to discover and so many new, different, electric stories to be told.”
AMC also announced that the 13-episode sixth season of Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul, will be its last. Season six will air in 2021.