Third series in ‘The Walking Dead’ franchise to film in Virginia
- April 8, 2019
The third series in AMC’s “The Walking Dead” franchise will film its debut season in Central Virginia starting this summer.
The series is a spin-off of the AMC program “The Walking Dead,” now in its ninth season. “The Walking Dead” is about characters fighting to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. The new series will feature two female protagonists who are coming-of-age during the apocalypse.
“The series will provide high-paying jobs for our skilled workers and will invite economic opportunity for Virginia businesses large and small” Gov. Ralph Northam said in a press release.
The show will be eligible to receive a Virginia film tax credit. The exact amount will be based on the number of local workers hired, goods and services purchased and promotions of Virginia tourism.
Production of the 10-episode series will be the second AMC series to film in the commonwealth. AMC’s “TURN,” which ended in 2017, filmed four seasons Virginia. The show had a total economic impact of over $217 million.
Filming is expected to wrap up around late fall/early winter. The series is expected to air in 2020.