In a surprise announcement, AMC is pushing the series premiere of The Walking Dead: World Beyond from April 12 to later this year.
The Walking Dead Universe is growing, but recent events surrounding COVID-19 are changing the entertainment landscape by the hour. The latest development comes as AMC pushes the series premiere of The Walking Dead: World Beyond from April 12 to later this year.
World Beyond is a two-season limited event in The Walking Dead Universe, and even though the 10-episode first season is already filmed and ready to roll the series is being delayed. It makes sense to space the shows out given that production has stopped on season 6 of Fear the Walking Dead and filming will be delayed on The Walking Dead.
While The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead have focused on the quest to survive, World Beyond puts a fresh spin on the concept of survival with a group of young adults who grew up in the post-apocalyptic world, though the timeline matches up roughly with The Walking Dead. The series stands on its own, but given that the TWD Universe is expanding it makes perfect sense that there will be some overlap between World Beyond and the other shows, and even the Rick Grimes movies.
With no timeline to resume filming, there is no telling when the shows will be able to premiere, so it makes sense to allow The Walking Dead season 10 to play out and then have another completed show ready to go after a break to allow the other shows time to catch up.
The Walking Dead writers have been actively posting pictures of their virtual writer’s room, but just because the scripts are done doesn’t mean that filming can begin on schedule. The current delay suggests that filming could be delayed two to three weeks, however most closures and quarantines have been extended, which pushes the shows back even more.
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