The announcement of the Rick Grimes and Michonne Walking Dead spin-off series confirms that a Rick Grimes movie is no longer happening. Andrew Lincoln, who played Rick Grimes, was a well-known actor from UK shows before joining The Walking Dead. The series saw Rick's evolution in a post-apocalyptic world and his departure in season 9 shocked fans. Plans for a Rick Grimes movie were announced but faced delays and were eventually scrapped. Instead, Lincoln and Gurira will star in a six-part miniseries. The Walking Dead franchise has proven it can survive without Rick, and the landscape of entertainment has shifted towards streaming services. A miniseries allows for deeper exploration of Rick's story. AMC will focus on other shows and keep the Walking Dead stories in long-form format. The upcoming miniseries, titled The Ones Who Live, will premiere in 2024 and promises an epic love story between Rick and Michonne.