What is the timeline of Tales of the Walking Dead Amy/Dr. Everett?

Anthony Edwards Photo Credit: Curtis Bonds Baker/AMC
Anthony Edwards Photo Credit: Curtis Bonds Baker/AMC /

Tales of the Walking Dead is a series that tells individual stories set in different parts of the United States at various stages after the outbreak. The fourth episode of the series “Amy/Dr. Everett” introduced an area called the Dead Sector, which is located near the Chattahoochee River.

This river runs from northeast Georgia southwest to create the Alabama/Georgia border and stops where it forms the southern border of Alabama/Georgia and a portion of the Georgia/Florida border at the Apalachicola Bay. What is interesting about the Dead Sector is that separated by a trench that is 40 feet deep and over 600 feet wide, spanning 100s of miles. This has kept humans out and walkers and wildlife in, allowing nature to take over and thrive.

So, just how long has Dr. Everett been conducting his research?

Tales of the Walking Dead episode 4 timeline

Facts we learned from the episode.

  • Everett logged his  4,306th entry in his video journal. We don’t know if this was started before or after he came to the ranger station or after Dr. Moseley’s death. But, he has been keeping this journal for 11 years.
  • Everett wandered alone for two years after his main group fell before coming up on the ranger station.
  • Someone dug that gigantic trench in Georgia or very near; it happened after The Walking Dead timeline because Rick and the group never came near it.

What does this mean?

Showrunner Channing Powell stated in an interview with Collider that one episode of Tales of TWD would be set “35 years into the future.” We know episodes 1-3 aren’t set in that timeline, and it is yet to be seen when episodes 5 and 6 will be set, but this episode appears to be the most likely for that timeline.

This makes this episode very interesting for two reasons:

  1. Amy states that things out there, referring to outside of the dead sector, are very bad. This means that 30+ years into the future of the apocalypse things haven’t gotten any better, perhaps worse than what we have seen in The Walking Dead. 
  2. The only group large enough and with the means to dig a trench of that size is the Civic Republic (CR).

This is very interesting as we know Rick is with the CR. Could we eventually see a tie-in with the Rick and Michonne series? Maybe not, but it is very fascinating to think that 30 years later, the CR is still growing, but the world is still falling apart.

Another question, why do the Skull Hunters risk the trek across the trench to gather walker heads when things are so terrible on the other side? Perhaps it’s not walkers that are causing things to be so bad, but once again, humans are the real threat.

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