The Walking Dead: new novel will take the franchise to China

The Walking Dead franchise continues to expand, with Skybound Books set to release a novel by Wesley Chu by the title of The Walking Dead: Typhoon. This book will explore how China is handling the walker apocalypse.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, sharing this statement from Skybound’s editor-in-chief Sean Mackiewicz…

“Our goal at Skybound Books has been to give novelists the same creative platform and freedom to tell engaging genre stories that we already have in place across comics, film, television and games. Plus, after 15 years, we’re about to answer one of the biggest questions The Walking Dead fans have had since the beginning: what’s happening to the rest of the world? That we can expand The Walking Dead universe with talented authors like Wesley Chu will allow walkers to truly become an even greater global phenomenon than ever before!”

The announcement of The Walking Dead: Typhoon follows on quickly from this statement from franchise overseer Scott Gimple:

“Over the next several years, we’re going to be doing specials, new series are quite a possibility, high-quality digital content and then some content that defies description at the moment. We’re going to dig into the past and see old characters. We’re going to introduce new characters and new situations.

It is the same rules but the environment of the walkers dictates its look. So somewhere across the world, because of the climate, walkers might look very different. But this is still the same world of The Walking Dead. … There is always the possibility of interconnectivity, but we don’t just want to tell those stories.”

We don’t have a synopsis or a release date for The Walking Dead: Typhoon just yet, but we’ll let you know as we hear more about Wesley Chu’s novel.