AMC’s upcoming “companion series” to The Walking Dead is seemingly off to a good start. The first image from the series debuted online this week, and the project already confirmed for a two-season order.
The first photo from the still-untitled series features stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl) and Cliff Curtis (Missing). The pair reportedly play a divorced teacher (Curtis) and guidance counselor (Dickens) who must work together to survive a world suddenly filled with flesh-hungry zombies.
Accompanying the image was the announcement that AMC had committed to a two-season order for the series, which will be set in Los Angeles and unfold parallel to the events of The Walking Dead. The first season will feature six one-hour episodes and a premiere (on AMC) this summer.
“We take incredibly seriously the notion of building a satisfying companion series to the number one show on television,” said AMC president Charlie Collier in a statement accompanying the announcement. “From the beginning of The Walking Dead on AMC, we’ve been asked questions about what was going on in other parts of the zombie apocalypse, and what it looked like as the world really did ‘turn.’ Through this new series, we’re going to find out.”
The Walking Dead is currently in the midst of its fifth season, with a sixth season expected to premiere this fall.