Virginians, get ready. The zombie apocalypse is coming to the Commonwealth.
A new spin-off of AMC's The Walking Dead is set to film in central Virginia this summer.
The exact filming locations are unclear, but Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said in a news release that the 10-episode series centers around two female protagonists and focuses on the first generation to come of age in the franchise's apocalyptic realm.
“We are delighted to welcome AMC back to Virginia,” Northam said in the release. “The series will provide high-paying jobs for our skilled workers and will invite economic opportunity for Virginia businesses large and small. Uniquely, the series also brings with it a devoted global fan-base, creating immeasurable added value for the Commonwealth as the franchise’s powerful spotlight shines on Virginia.”
Northam says the third Walking Dead series will be eligible for a state tax credit. The exact amount depends on how many of Virginians the show hires, the amount of Virginia goods and services bought and tourism promotions.