Walking Dead spin-off gets two season order

The forthcoming spin-off to zombie drama The Walking Dead has earned an initial two-season order.

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

The as-yet untitled series will be set in Los Angeles and focuses on a new set of characters and storylines.

Heading the cast are Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, and Alycia Debnam Carey.

The first season will have six one-hour episodes, and is due to air on AMC later this summer.

Season two will air in 2016.

The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert, and showrunner Dave Erickson executive produce the series, which is produced by AMC Studios.

AMC Global, which airs worldwide in more than 115 countries, has already picked up the series, with plans to air episodes within 24 hours of their AMC debut.