Chris Hardwick’s post-“Walking Dead” talk show “Talking Dead” is expanding beyond the zombie franchise, AMC announced Wednesday.
Each episode of the new show, “Talking With Chris Hardwick,” will be 60 minutes long and will feature an in-depth conversation between Hardwick and a single guest or cast.
While “Talking Dead” focuses exclusively on “The Walking Dead” and spinoff series “Fear the Walking Dead,” episodes of “Talking with Chris Hardwick” will feature a wide breadth of guests.
“Chris Hardwick is just the ultimate fan guide, advocate and conversationalist,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV, in a statement. “He took our desire to serve the fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ with an hour of discussion and analysis following each new episode and turned it into the #1 talk show on television, and a model that has been widely emulated but never quite duplicated, because Chris is the key. Between ‘Talking Dead,’ his podcast and panel moderation at events like Comic-Con, there is just no one better at drawing out guests’ humanity, celebrating content and serving fans. We are looking forward to expanding our relationship with Chris through this new version of ‘Talking’ that will allow him to do what he does best – give our viewers a front row seat to some of the biggest topics in pop culture today and a host who has an incomparable affinity for the content they love.”
Hardwick will serve as executive producer on the series alongside Michael Davies, Brandon Monk, Jen Patton, and Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ Alex Murray.
“Talking With Chris Hardwick” will air 11 p.m. ET on Sundays on AMC when “The Walking Dead” or “Fear the Walking Dead” is not in season.