Greg Nicotero, executive producer of The Walking Dead spinoff series centered around Daryl Dixon, acknowledges the similarities between the show and The Last of Us. Both stories involve a journey with a young companion to save humanity. However, Nicotero emphasizes that The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon is a continuation of Daryl's story and focuses on his mission to return home to his loved ones. The new series also introduces a different setting in France and includes unique elements such as acid zombies and a mysterious group hunting down the young boy. Despite the initial similarities, the shows are differentiated enough to be enjoyed separately.