The Walking Dead horror franchise got a shot in the arm this week with AMC Networks confirming that the show’s latest spinoff– The Walking Dead: World Beyond –will definitely debut this fall.
The original show and Fear The Walking Dead sequel have suffered from delays due to the COVID-19 crisis, according to Deadline, but all three shows are expected to be on the air during the fourth quarter.
AMC executives Ed Carroll and Josh Sapan said World Beyond is completing its post-production work now and has been given the green light for a fourth-quarter release. No exact premiere date has been set at this writing.
“We have made some adjustments,” Carroll said, “moving the Killing Eve premiere up a couple of weeks and moving World Beyond back into the fourth quarter. We’re finishing post on that. That will be set to go.”
Carroll also confirmed that episodes of Fear The Walking Dead will air on AMC this fall, with the 10th season finale of The Walking Dead also on the fall slate.
The state of Georgia, as reported, is preparing for businesses to reopen soon, following the shutdown due to the pandemic, so Carroll said AMC will take a day-to-day approach to resuming work as usual. He noted that the writers’ rooms are now open “and we will monitor week-to-week–if not day-to-day–our production schedules.”
Sapan added that work on the next season of The Walking Dead is underway, with the show’s creative team looking forward to “virtually create the show”.
As noted, The Walking Dead: World Beyond –first announced in July 2018–will deal with the story and mythology that follow the first generation raised in “a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world”. The storyline will focus on two sisters and their two friends as they leave a safe place to “brave dangers, living and undead, on an important quest”.
The sisters and their allies, chased by those for and against them, experience a process of growing up as they trek through dangerous terrains. “Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. But all of them will find the truths they seek,” according to AMC.
The cast of the show–which will feature two 10-episode seasons–includes Alexa Mansour, Aliyah Royale, Annet Mahendru, Nico Tortorella, Nicolas Cantu, Hal Cumpston and Julia Ormomd.
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