Rick Grimes will make his much-anticipated return to The Walking Dead in the spinoff series The Ones Who Live, but the trailer suggests he may become the show's villain. The trailer hints at a darker version of Rick, who has spent years as part of the CRM, a mysterious group.
He is shown having a conversation with Major General Beale, indicating his significant role within the CRM. The trailer also reveals someone resembling Rick wearing a pilot's outfit, suggesting he has taken on important responsibilities. While it remains to be seen how Rick's character arc unfolds, the idea of him becoming a villain adds an interesting twist to the show.
If Rick does become a villain, it could change the future of the franchise and make the CRM, already a formidable group, even stronger. The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live will premiere on February 25, 2024.