The Walking Dead Spin-Off World Beyond Premiere Date Confirmed
Go beyond on April 12.
The Walking Dead comic book might have ended last year, but the TV versions of the zombie franchise are going strong. The second half of the main show's current tenth series returns next month, and the spin-off Fear the Walking Dead is back for Season 6 later this year. It has now been confirmed that the second spin-off, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, will premiere in April.
AMC has announced that World Beyond will have its premiere on April 12 at 10 PM ET, immediately after the season finale of the main series. Subsequent episodes will then take The Walking Dead's weekly 9 PM slot. In addition, AMC revealed that World Beyond will only run for two seasons, as opposed to the open-ended approach of the other two series.
A new Walking Dead show was first rumored back in March, with the first teaser released in July. In November, the first footage from World Beyond was revealed in this trailer. The show will focus on younger characters who have grown up during the time of the zombies but have so far been protected from them--they are aware of walkers but have not had to interact with them prior to the events of the series. The show stars Aliyah Royale, Annet Mahendru, Alexa Mansour, and Nicolas Cantu, and Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has helmed the first episode.
As well as the three shows, there are still a trilogy of Walking Dead movies in the works. They are set to focus on Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln, who was the show's main character until he left the series at the start of Season 9. So far no release date has been set for the first film, but an early teaser was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con last July. In addition, Lincoln was recently spotted doing some gun training, possibly for the upcoming movie.
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