AMC Announces Latest ‘Walking Dead’ Spin-off Premiere Date and More [TCA 2020]

/Film | 1/17/2020 | Fred Topel
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AMC Networks announced the premiere date for The Walking Dead: World Beyond, along with premiere dates for its returning shows in their Television Critics Associations session. Better Call Saul season 5, Ride with Norman Reedus and the new series Dispatches from Elsewhere were part of those announcements.

The next Walking Dead spinoff will be called The Walking Dead: World Beyond and it premieres April 12 after the season 10 finale of The Walking Dead at 10 p.m., moving to 9 p.m. regularly. Where Fear the Walking Dead began as a prequel, World Beyond explores the future of the zombie apocalypse. Here is their official synopsis:

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“The Walking Dead: World Beyond expands the universe of The Walking Dead, delving into a new mythology and story that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world. Two sisters along with two friends leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, known and unknown, living and undead on an important quest. Pursued by those who wish to protect them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and transformation unfurls across dangerous terrain, challenging everything they know about the world, themselves and each other. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. But all of them will find the truths they seek.”

The first Walking Dead spinoff struggled to find its footing. It shared frequent showrunner and cast turnover just like the mothership series. Ultimately, it became less of a prequel and more of a sister zombie series.

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AMC President Sarah Barnett said World Beyond will only be two seasons and have a definitive ending, thus distinguishing itself from either Walking Dead series. She added that EP Scott Gimple has other format ideas for The Walking Dead universe including specials and digtial short form series....
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