How many Walking Dead spin-offs are there?

The Walking Dead universe has several spinoffs in the works in addition to the already-released series. Fear the Walking Dead, which will premiere season 8 in 2023, was the first spinoff, followed by the limited series The Walking Dead: World Beyond and the anthology series Tales of the Walking Dead. By the end of 2023, there will be a total of six spinoffs in TWDU. 

Lennie James as Morgan Jones – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 16 – Photo Credit: Lauren “Lo” Smith/AMC

Fear the Walking Dead was the first spinoff series. Although not a direct spinoff, it is set in the same world as the main series. This series began at the onset of the outbreak and followed the survivors as they tried to wrap their heads around what was taking place. Fear TWD began in Los Angeles and eventually moved to Mexico and Texas. The eighth season will see another location as filming moved to Savannah, Georgia.

UPDATE: 01/10/2023 AMC has announced that Fear TWD will release part 1 of season 8 on May 14, 2023, and this will be the final season of the series. 

The Walking Dead: World Beyond would be the second spinoff of the universe that was ordered as a limited two-season series. This is a coming-of-age series that begins in the midwest. World Beyond follows a group of teens sheltered by their community’s walls since the beginning. When they head beyond the borders, they must learn how to survive in a world full of the undead. This series sheds much light on the mysterious CRM (Civic Republic Military) featured in the other series.

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Tales of the Walking Dead is a unique series in the universe as it is an anthology series with standalone stories featuring new characters. This series featured a diverse set of storylines from supernatural, reality-bending, 30  years into the future, and an origin story of a TWD character.

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Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon – The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon _ Season 1 – Photo Credit: Emmanuel Guimier/AMC

The Walking Dead: Dead City will be the first direct spinoff of the flagship. Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) will be partnered in a mission to Manhattan. They will meet new people and come against a walker horde one million strong. Dead City will premiere in April 2023.

UPDATE: 01/10/2023 AMC has announced that Dead City will release in June 2023. 

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon will see Norman Reedus reprise his role as Daryl when he ends up in France. There has been no announcement on how he arrives at this destination, but Reedus says that Daryl does go unwillingly. This series began filming in France in the fall of 2022 and will release in the second half of 2023.

The Walking Dead: Rick and Michonne will see the titular characters return to the universe. Filming for this series will begin in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 6, 2023.

UPDATE: 01/10/2023 Rick & Michonne will see a release date sometime in 2024. 

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