The Walking Dead: Origins trailer, cast and release date

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon - The Walking Dead _ Season 11 - Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC
Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon - The Walking Dead _ Season 11 - Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC /

As we count down to the premiere of The Walking Dead season 11, sneak peeks have been released each week, and starting this week, The Walking Dead: Origins begins. This special limited series is only available on AMC+, and the first episode, “Daryl’s Story,” will air on July 15.

The Walking Dead: Origins is a four-episode series that will break down the journeys of four of The Walking Dead characters. The episodes will be based on the point of view of the highlighted character and will include clips, new interviews, and original narrations from the actors who portray the characters.

The episodes will also feature an exclusive sneak peek of season 11.  Along with this, a limited series a “best of” collection featuring fan-favorite episodes for each character.

Where to watch The Walking Dead: Origins?

The Walking Dead: Origins can be viewed on AMCs paid streaming service, AMC+ exclusively. The schedule is as follows:

Daryl’s Story – Thursday, July 15
Maggie’s Story – Thursday, July 22
Negan’s Story – Thursday, July 29
Carol’s Story – Thursday, August 5

The first episode will feature Daryl Dixon, who is played by Norman Reedus. Daryl entered the story in 103 “Tell it to the Frogs,” and since that introduction, the character has undergone much growth and is barely recognizable from season 1 until now. Reedus has the record for most episodes at 129 of the 147 total for the series.

Maggie’s story will be told in the 2nd episode. Lauren Cohen plays the character, and we were introduced to Maggie in 202 “Bloodletting.” We first see her at the farmhouse of her father, Hershel. She makes quite an entrance when she rides into the clearing wacks a walker with a baseball bat while still on the horse. This is the first time Glenn sees her, and I believe it was love at first sight. This character has also gone through many changes over the years, especially once she witnessed Negan’s killing of her beloved husband, Glenn.

The other three stories involve characters who entered the series in seasons 1 and 2, but the third episode will feature Negan, who didn’t get introduced until the season 6 finale, “Last Day on Earth.” Jeffrey Dean Morgan has brought one of the iconic comic book characters to life and has done so successfully. His look and actions are everything they should be to do justice to Negan.

Carol’s story will air last in the series and is played by Melissa McBride. We first met Carol in 103. “Tell it to the Frogs.”  Carol is the most changed character of the series who has also experienced the most hurt and heartbreak. She didn’t let this overcome her but used that pain to become a leader and take charge kind of gal. She is a relentless badass and will stop at nothing once her mind is set on a task.

You can view the official trailer for the series below.

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This mini-series will give an in-depth look at these four characters who have been staples in the series. A common bond between these characters is the amount of transformation they have gone through during the long-running series.

Be sure to watch The Walking Dead: Origins starting July 15. The Walking Dead will return with its eleventh and final season on AMC on August 22. The season premiere episode will be available to stream on AMC+ on August 19.