Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira made a surprise appearance at San Diego Comic-Con to announce a new limited series spin-off of "The Walking Dead." The fans were expecting news about an upcoming Rick Grimes movie, but instead, they were treated to the announcement of a six-episode drama featuring Rick and Michonne. The new series will serve as the conclusion to their storylines and will air on AMC+ in 2023.
The announcement was met with excitement from the fans, who had been eagerly awaiting Rick's return since his departure from the main show in 2018. The storyline of Michonne, played by Danai Gurira, was left on a cliffhanger a couple of years later. The fans were thrilled to learn that they would now get six more hours of Rick and Michonne instead of just two in the planned movie.
Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks, expressed the significance of this moment for fans of "The Walking Dead." He mentioned that this new series would provide the conclusion that fans have been waiting for since Rick's disappearance and Michonne's quest to find him. McDermott also mentioned that the new series is one of three new shows coming in 2023 that will continue the stories of beloved characters from the franchise.
Scott Gimple, executive producer of "The Walking Dead," expressed his excitement about working with Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira again. He described the upcoming series as an "insane love epic" and praised the collaboration with the talented team behind the show.
While "The Walking Dead" is set to conclude later this year with the final season, the universe is expanding with spin-offs. A Negan and Maggie spin-off is in the works, as well as a series focused on Daryl. Unfortunately, Melissa McBride, who plays Carol, will no longer be able to join the Daryl spin-off.
The announcement at San Diego Comic-Con thrilled fans, and they can look forward to more of their favorite characters' stories in the new limited series. The anticipation is high as the franchise continues to captivate audiences with its post-apocalyptic world and compelling characters.