The big news from Comic Con 2022 wasn’t what fans of The Walking Dead thought it would be. Everyone anxiously awaited the announcement of the season 11 part 3 premiere date (October 2). While that was very exciting news, nothing could top the surprise announcement regarding Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira and a Rick and Michonne spinoff.
After the main cast leaves the stage in Hall H, Lincoln and Guiria enter, and the announcement is made that Rick and Michonne will have a spinoff series of their own. Fans went crazy over this surprising and exciting bit of news.
Questions had been asked of Gimple earlier in The Walking Dead panel about Rick or other movies, and he dodged them saying something to the effect of, we will get to that later. And, did they ever.
It has been quite some time since AMC and The Walking Dead have held something this monumental as a surprise. It seems every time someone is going to die or leave the series, it is announced ahead of time, removing any shock the event would usually generate.
The Walking Dead – Rick and Michonne spinoff
Deadline’s Justin Kroll confirmed in a Tweet that this series will replace the movies that were announced several years ago. This is due to a change in leadership at AMC, who felt that wrapping this storyline on the network would be a better choice.
COO Scott Gimple will serve as showrunner for the series, with Lincoln and Gurira as executive producers. The actors have been active in the creation of the series and the continuing story of their characters. This spinoff will add to the expansion of The Walking Dead universe and join the other new spinoffs that will also expand stories for several characters.
The press release stated that the series “will begin with six episodes in 2023.” The question on all our minds is, will there be more than one season? Only time will tell.