Robert Kirkman’s bestselling comic book series “The Walking Dead,” which has already been adapted into a AMC TV series, will now spawn a trilogy of original novels. Thomas Dunne books, an imprint of St. Martins Press, will begin publishing “The Walking Dead” novel starting 2011.

“The books will be conceptualized and outlined by Kirkman before being developed by horror novelist Jay Bonansinga (Perfect Victim). The books’ plots will take place in the ‘universe’ or context established by Kirkman’s comic series, which is currently in its 77th issue and has sold approximately three million copies worldwide.”

Meanwhile, “The Walking Dead” premieres on October 31 only on AMC.

Source: Deadline