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The Walking Dead Announces Rick Grimes’ Return and More Spinoffs

The Walking Dead, one of the biggest household names for TV fans is coming to an end with its eleventh and final season. However, it seems that AMC has no plans to end this franchise anytime soon. A plethora of information and shows in The Walking Dead Universe has been revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con panel. Check out the list below to stay updated on The Walking Dead franchise!

The first in a post-apocalyptic zombie franchise, the once-popular show is based on Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard’s comic book series of the same name, which aired on AMC back in 2010. The Walking Dead is currently in its eleventh and final season.

The Walking Dead Series Concludes

A brand-new trailer for the final eight episodes of AMC’S flagship series The Walking Dead and its final air date was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con. The last eight episodes of the series will premiere weekly from October 2, 2022. 

The three-minute-long teaser starts with a summary of the main characters and developments leading up to what is sure to be an emotional farewell later this year, making it a bittersweet final journey. The teaser highlights the final confrontation of our characters with the Commonwealth with a post-credit scene hinting at the return of smart mutated zombies. 

Considering this is the end of one of the most popular shows of its time, fans will be hoping that the series on a satisfying note similar to AMC’s Breaking Bad. But don’t fret! As far as spinoff goes, we have plenty of The Walking Dead projects to catch up on. 

 Rick Grimes’ Untitled Spinoff Miniseries

Remember the movie trilogy starring Rick Grimes that was announced back in 2019? Yeah, that’s cancelled now. Instead, Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira will be back in their own six-episode miniseries to conclude Rick and Michonne’s journey after they left the main flagship series. To make the announcement, the two made a surprise appearance at the panel alongside The Walking Dead creative director Scott Gimple.

The official synopsis from AMC is a bit ambiguous so we will just have to wait for more information to be revealed in 2023. “This series presents an epic love story of two characters changed by a changed world. Kept apart by distance. By an unstoppable power. By the ghosts of who they were. Rick and Michonne are thrown into another world, built on a war against the dead… And ultimately, a war against the living. Can they find each other and who they were in a place and situation unlike any they’ve ever known before? Are they enemies? Lovers? Victims? Victors? Without each other, are they even alive — or will they find that they, too, are the Walking Dead?”

Fear The Walking Dead

The first spinoff show of the main flagship series first started airing in 2015. Since its inception and subsequent seven seasons, Fear The Walking Dead has managed to meet fans’ expectations by keeping the story fresh and exciting. The filming of the eighth season is currently underway and we can expect it to release sometime next year. 

Tales of The Walking Dead

Tales of The Walking Dead is a new series consisting of six anthology-based episodes that will premiere on August 14, 2022 on AMC. The first season will focus on telling the stories of six new or established characters in The Walking Dead Universe

The only character from the original series who has been confirmed to return is Samantha Morton’s Alpha, whose story takes place much earlier than when she was in charge of the Whisperers.

Isle of the Dead

The recently revealed spinoff series will feature Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) travelling to Manhattan Island. The island, which is cut off from the outside world, is populated by both living and dead people and is chaotic, dangerous and terrifying. 

Daryl Untitled Spinoff

An Untitled Daryl Dixon sequel project starring Norman Reedus will debut sometime in 2023. Interestingly, the show is set in Europe. Originally, Melissa McBride was set to reprise her role as Carol but after 12 years of filming TWD, McBride decided to leave as she needed a break and the European location didn’t work with her schedule. The series will now be Daryl-focused, shot in Europe, and will begin filming in September 2022.