The still untitled The living Dead spin-off starring Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira won’t debut until 2024, AMC revealed today during their Television Critics Association presentation. The series is the last planned Walking dead spin-off announced so far, with The living Dead just completed end of 2022 and Fear the walking dead expire later this year. Little is known about the Rick and Michonne series except that it will reunite the two onscreen characters and bring an end to two of the most beloved characters in history. The living Dead history. Characterized as an “epic love story,” the spinoff was teased at Comic Con International in San Diego last summer, with a release date of 2023 at the time.
The series finale of The living Dead drew more than 2 million — more than any episode since February 2021 — but those numbers still pale in comparison to the more than 10 million who routinely watched the show in its heyday. AMC, which changed plans from making a Rick Grimes theatrical film into a prestige miniseries, is clearly hoping that a return to Rick and Michonne will help recapture some of the lightning in a bottle that made The living Dead a cultural phenomenon.
“It really is an exciting year for the Walking Dead universe as we conclude an epic journey Fear the Walking Dead, which became one of the most successful shows in cable television history. And now we’re ready to release the next iteration of the franchise – two new and anticipated series starring beloved characters Maggie, Negan and Daryl. At the same time, we are beginning production on the next chapter in Rick and Michonne’s unforgettable love story, which we look forward to sharing next year,” said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios at AMC Networks. “This next phase of our beloved Walking dead franchise promises to captivate and captivate loyal viewers. Fans new and old alike will love seeing zombies walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, under the Eiffel Tower, at the Louvre, and dozens of more exotic and iconic locations from around the country and the world.”
Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of The living Dead Universe, added,”The living Dead Universe Alive! To conclude Fear the walking dead, we’re excited to bring you one of the most vibrant, inventive, exciting seasons EVER, as we break new ground with old favourites: Maggie and Negan in the madhouse of post-apocalyptic Manhattan with none other than each other…Daryl Dixon in France, a loner unable to navigate this new dangerous world alone, faces vicious enemies and unprecedented threats from the undead. And Rick and Michonne, in a romantic saga about the dangerous road until each other and the way they have to find of each other, cornered by a new civilization and hordes of deaths. Lauren Cohan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, showrunner Eli Jorné, Norman Reedus, showrunner David Zabel, Danai Gurira and Andrew Lincoln create heartbreaking, heartbreaking magic for the next phase of the TWDU!”
In conversation with ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis at the finals celebration for The living Dead, longtime star Lennie James expressed interest in appearing in the upcoming spin-off. James’s Morgan stepped in to help Rick early in the series, allowing audiences to glimpse his desperate fight to protect his son during the zombie apocalypse. Living like a survivalist, Morgan cleared out an untold number of walkers, but he could never pull the trigger when it came to his undead wife, Jenny. Later the audience would learn that Morgan lost his son after he got too close to Jenny and was bitten.
“I would work with Andy any day of the week, on any planet, anywhere in the universe,” ComicBook.com’s James Brandon Davis told the finals event. “I still talk to Andy, I saw him when I was last in London, we hung out for a bit. he’s a friend for life, and there are some friends for life in this job, that’s why I’m so grateful for the.”
Are you looking forward to seeing Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira return to the universe of The living Dead? Sound off in the comments below.
- Rick & Michonne film date revealed
- Rick and Michonne’s spin-off series is getting a massive update from Danai Gurira
- The Walking Dead Star says spinoff will “complete” Rick and Michonne’s story.
- The Walking Dead Chief is planning more spin-offs and limited series
- Danai Gurira is writing The Walking Dead spin-off