Vice President of Online Content at Skybound Games, Brian Huntingdon revealed on Reddit that Skybound Games has “no plans” for a Season five of Telltale’s The Walking Dead. The official statement was needed as in the recent weeks it was being rumored that The Walking Dead: A Fatal Frontier was in development.
Huntingdon suggest the the complicated situation of taking over the development of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, after the studio closure is one of the reasons of Skybound to not revisit the franchise in the near future. Telltale had an unique way of producing games, and the smaller Skybound Games had to continue the development.
I never say never in these parts, but how close can you get to zero? Especially in these crazy times, very unlikely. Taking over development to finish Season 4 was crazy, especially for us since we’re not a development house.
Skybound Games did also made an official statement on the IP for the disappointment of fans.
Thank you to the fans who have reached out in recent days! While we wholeheartedly appreciate your enthusiasm for Telltale's TWD, we currently have no plans for a Season 5.
— Skybound Games (@skyboundgames) May 18, 2020
Skybound Entertainment is the company behind the long-running comic, The Walking Dead, created by Robert Kirkman. Since the company’s founding in 2010, Skybound has developed properties in traditional and new media, including comics, gaming, television, film, and digital media series. The company has since launched into the virtual reality space, and in 2017, created an in-house digital studio for online content.
Back in 2016, Skybound Entertainment expanded internationally with the opening of Skybound North, led by former LucasFilm Animation executive, Catherine Winder. And just recently Skybound created Skybound Games to develop video games based of it IPs and a joint venture- Skybound Stories with Sky plc.