The Walking Dead: The Ever-Expanding Universe Explained

After more than a decade of bloodshed, walkers, alliances and enemies, the hit AMC series The Walking Dead it’s over Well, sort of. A post-apocalyptic series about Sheriff Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) has come a long way since its inception in 2010, when it woke up from a coma and found the world overrun by zombies (referred to as “walkers” in the series). Some of the characters we loved died too soon or left the series, and conversely, some of the enemies we were eager to root for have outlived their desires. We’ve seen characters fall in and out of love, question their purpose in a new world, and do whatever it takes to survive.

Based on the horror series Robert Kirkman‘s graphic novels of the same name continues to grow a huge fan following and has since spawned several spin-off projects in various stages of development. The first parallel stories started in 2011 with a web series Torn, which tells the story of Hanna, the creepy biker hybrid that Rick killed in the pilot. Then came the eve of the 3rd season of the flagship series Cold roomwhich later tells the story of a desperate man trying to find his sister swear2017, which explores the people behind the iconic “Don’t Open, Dead Inside” warning red machete gave us the origin of Rick’s Red Machete, which Gareth knows very well. Heck, there’s even an aptly titled Aftershow the dead speak hosted by Chris Hardwick goes deep into each episode with the cast, creators and surprise guests.

It seems like AMC announces every day another one a spin-off project or an update of multiple ongoing projects, making our inevitable “goodbye” seem like a “see you later.” So cover yourself in walking guts. It’s time to dive into its ever-expanding world The Walking Dead.

Fear the living dead (2015 – present)

First real Our taste for spin-offs returned in 2015 Fear the living dead. The first three seasons are set in Los Angeles, California, and begin before the apocalypse, rather than in Atlanta, Georgia amid the madness. In full-screen dramatic irony, viewers can cope with a family blissfully unaware of the struggles that come with being human, not by killing the dead. The series is led by high school counselor Madison Clark (Kim Dicken), who lives with her fiance Travis (Cliff Curtis) and is busy raising her daughter Alicia (Alycia Debnam Carey) and his drug-addicted son Nick (Frank Dillane). Their normal life, as the name suggests, is increasingly plagued by fear, and more and more people around them succumb to this mysterious plague.

Season 4 reverses the roles a bit. The surviving members of the original cast, along with any strays they pick up along the way, meet Morgan Jones (Lennie James), a man with Rick Grimes and fans The Walking Dead has a complex relationship with He brings his experience and checkered past to his new group, for better or worse. Another familiar face is joining the cast of Season 5. Negan’s former right-hand man Dwight (Austin Upgrade) makes his way to the group after being thrown to the pavement by Rick The Walking Dead. And if that’s not enough, the spin-off has its spin-offs all over the internet Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462, Fear the Walking Dead: Crossoverand Althea Groups.

Fear the living deadalso has features Jenna Elfman, Colman Domingoand Mo Collinswas recently renewed for an 8th season scheduled to premiere in 2023.

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The Walking Dead: Off World (2020 – 2021)

The Walking Dead: Off World it’s a little easier (or at least faster) to digest. Created Scott M. Gimple and Matthew Negret, this two-season limited event is set in Nebraska 10 years after the start of the apocalypse and follows the first generation as they come of age in this new, complex and terrifying world. Blood, guts and walkers will do anything they know and most likely will already to know The four main teenagers in the show’s focus are Iris Bennett (Royal Aliyah), his brave sister Umid (Alexa Mansoor), the morally ambiguous and dangerous Silas Plaskett (Hal Cumpston) and the curious 15-year-old Elton Ortiz (Nicholas Cantu).

If you have too I still wonder where it is The Walking DeadEarlier (Pollyanna McIntosh) took Ricky in this helicopter in season 9, episode 5 “What Comes After”, then in season 2. The Walking Dead: Off World may have answers. During the bridge explosion that nearly killed our beloved sheriff, Jadis had contacted a group known as the Civil Republic. (It was actually their helicopter that saved Rick.) In Season 2 the world outside, we learn that Jadis is now part of a team trying to rebuild for the future. Could Rick be somewhere nearby and perhaps be one of the first survivors to try his new serum?

Tales of the Living Dead (2022)

Created Channing Powellwith experience in both The Walking Dead and Fear the living deadseries Tales of the Living Dead consists of six standalone episodes focusing on a diverse cast of old and new characters in its original world The Walking Dead. This anthology series features the franchise’s most impressive cast to date, including Olivia Munn, Parker Posey, Terry Crews, Jillian Bell, Poppy Liuand Anthony Edwards.

Tales of the Living Dead It premiered in the summer of 2022 and is available to stream on AMC+.

Untitled Rick and Michonne spin-off series (To be determined in 2023)

Time to find good old Grimes. Fans were devastated when they learned that Andrew Lincoln, who played the main character Rick Grimes for nine seasons of the show, would be leaving the show. In typical Rick fashion, his last episode featured him risking his life for those he loves. Fortunately, Rick somehow survived the bridge explosion and was rescued by Jadis’ helicopter and taken to an unknown location.

A lot has changed for our surviving characters since Rick was recruited, and honestly, the flagship series has never been the same. Rumors of a Rick Grimes return is something that fans have been hanging on to for quite some time. Initially, Lincoln signed a three-picture deal to star in the first film The Walking Dead movies that should only be in theaters and focus on where Rick is after that wonderful bridge moment. But during a surprise visit to San Diego Comic Con 2022, Lincoln and Call Gurira(who plays another fan favorite, Michonne) updated eager fans on some big behind-the-scenes changes. Instead of a Rick-centric movie trilogy, the two characters, who later became lovers in the series, are set to lead a new show that will continue their journey through the dead, reflecting on their lives together and apart. .. . The couple surprisingly made a brief appearance in the series finale the walking deadmaybe imagine what their show would look like. Gurira and Lincoln, who are more involved in character development, are executive producing, and the character of Jadis is also set to return.

The series is already in production and is expected to air in 2023.

The Walking Dead: Dead City (April 2023)

Maggie and Negan take it manhattan? One of a series of three obtained The Walking Dead will be announced The Walking Dead: ghost town (used to be called Island of the Dead), the toughest duo Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) consists of six series. Fans of the original series know that Negan and Maggie didn’t get off to a good start (uh, bat), for Negan brutally beating Maggie’s husband, Glenn Rhee (steven yeun) Negan’s barbed-wire baseball bat with Lucille to his death.

From that bloody moment on, Maggie rightfully hated Negan’s guts. But as the series progressed, viewers witnessed a role reversal of sorts with the two survivors. Negan slowly became a more gentle and level-headed person, while Maggie, scarred by her past and worried about her future, took on a more ruthless persona. Last season The Walking Dead planted the seeds for a fruitful history between the two enemies, who both realized they had more in common than they wanted to admit. Exactly How? “Or” What they go to the Big Apple, but it remains a secret.

The Walking Dead: Dead City It was shot in New York and New Jersey in October 2022 and is scheduled to premiere in April 2023.

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon (TBD 2023)

Fans were over the moon when it was announced in 2020 Norman Reedus“The bald-headed, crossbow-wielding Daryl Dixon was going to get a spin-off series. Melissa McBridethe villain is Carol. Whether they’re comforting the loss of a loved one or throwing acorns in a rusty can, these two might just be the best couple on the show. But tragedy struck when the project made a major move to Europe, making filming “logically inconvenient” for McBride. However, AMC made it clear that Carol was always welcome, saying in a statement: “Melissa McBride has played one of the most interesting, real, human and popular characters. The Walking Dead Universe… We know fans will be disappointed by this news, but The Walking Dead The universe continues to grow and expand in exciting ways, and we very much hope to see Carol again in the near future.

Created Angela Kanga new Dixon series that lives up to its name The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixonwill take us to the non-existent TWD character never lost: France! Much of the series remains unclear. How (and why) did Daryl cross the Atlantic Ocean? Do pedestrians behave differently abroad? Will other established cast members be signed? Will Daryl cut his hair? Will he at least be able to eat the delicious pastries? Do pedestrians care about French accents?

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon but also the stars Clémence Poesy and Adam Nagaitis and is scheduled to be released in 2023. You can stream in full The Walking Dead AMC+ series.

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