Since AMC’s “Walking Dead” premiered in 2010, the popular drama has spawned several successful seasons and spinoffs. Fans of the show have been anticipating a new series in particular, starring Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes and Danai Gurira, who acts as Michonne in the franchise.
But after the spinoff was expected to debut this year, Deadline reports that the new show has been pushed back to 2024.
AMC is currently gearing up for the release of “The Walking Dead: Dead City,” which will premiere on the network this June. “The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon” will come shortly after.
The prequel series “Fear The Walking Dead” will also end after its eighth season, with the first part dropping in May and the remaining six episodes premiering in late 2023.
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“It’s a truly exciting year for the Walking Dead universe as we conclude an epic journey on “Fear the Walking Dead,” which became one of the most successful shows in the history of cable television,” AMC Studios president Dan McDermott reportedly shared about the upcoming content.
“And now we are set to bring forth the next iteration of the franchise – two new and anticipated series featuring the beloved characters of Maggie, Negan and Daryl,” he added. “Along with that we begin production on the next chapter in Rick and Michonne’s unforgettable love story, which we look forward to sharing next year.”
After developing a cult following on the AMC series, Gurira has continued to see her star rise, acting in The Black Panther, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and multiple Avengers films. Lincoln has also kept a busy resume, recently starring in the Netflix anthology series “Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities.”
But it looks like both are making time in their schedules to return to the apocalyptic franchise, with their spinoff starting production this year.
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