AMC has announced the premiere of a new series called The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, set to debut in February 2024. This highly anticipated spinoff will bring back fan-favorite characters Rick and Michonne, portrayed by Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira, respectively. The show will be a continuation of their epic love story, exploring their journey of reuniting after years of being apart.
Scott M. Gimple, Chief Content Officer of The Walking Dead universe, will serve as the showrunner for The Ones Who Live. Alongside Lincoln and Gurira, he played a crucial role in developing the series. Other executive producers include TWD veterans Denise Huth and Brian Bockrath.
The new spinoff will also focus on the CRM (Civic Republic Military), the group that helped Jadis/Anne rescue Rick in season 9. Pollyanna McIntosh will reprise her role as Jadis, and the series will introduce new cast members such as Terry O'Quinn as Major General Beale and Lesley-Ann Brandt as Pearl Thorne.
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live is scheduled to premiere on February 25, 2024, on both AMC and AMC+. It will consist of six episodes, following the format of previous first seasons in The Walking Dead universe. There is speculation that this series may only run for one season, although AMC has not confirmed this.
Since Rick's disappearance, fans have wondered about his fate. In a bonus scene from the series finale of The Walking Dead, it was revealed that he tried to escape the CRM but was recaptured. The fact that he hasn't been used as a test subject indicates his value to the organization. He was referred to as Consignee Grimes by the helicopter pilot who found him after his escape, suggesting that he has proven himself in some way.
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live promises to provide an exciting continuation of Rick and Michonne's story. Fans are eager to see how their paths converge and what challenges they will face in this new chapter.