The Walking Dead has enjoyed an immense amount of success, so, knowing AMC's delight in spinning off shows and talk shows from original successes, it's no surprise that they're toying with another Walking Dead. If rumor is to be believed, it's a prequel of sorts, shedding some light on the initial outbreak and the efforts to contain it.

The series won't appear until 2015, so there's always a chance that we could enjoy a real-life zombie outbreak before the show starts, which would render this whole endeavor moot. It would also render us all dead, which would be disappointing, but only because we wouldn't be able to see that Walking Dead prequel that AMC was so excited about.