The first comic of The Walking Dead series was released on October 8, 2003 titled “Days Gone Bye.” This series was a game changer to the comic book industry. This pivotal release which seven years later would spawn the pilot episode of the same titled television series debuting the show many of us would come to love. One question fans have is will the Rick Grimes 2000 special edition ever be made into a series.
Deluxe editions of the comic series have released in which color has been added to the epic illustrations. In total, one hundred and ninety-three issues were released before the creator Robert Kirkman ended the comic story in 2019.
Among the comics, there were also several specials released. One of which was the very alternate but incredible Rick Grimes 2000. But will fans ever see this sci-fi version as a series?
The Walking Dead: Rick Grimes 2000 Series?
This mini-series of comics were released and included in Skybound X at the start of each issue. They ran for just under a month, and recently, the series has been released as its hardcover. Robert Kirman worked on this special addition with Ryan Ottley.
Rick Grimes 2000 sees an alternate universe take on the zombie apocalypse we have become familiar with. It replaces some of the undead with aliens! Strange, but I think that is just awesome!
Without giving away exactly what happens in the book, let’s say there is a high involvement of high-tech futuristic tech, controlling Lucille, lightsabers, a mechanical arm, and lots of action. The story also includes many features from characters throughout the history of TWD. However, not in any way have we seen them before.
But, this poses the question if we will ever see this tale visually and if it will ever be brought to life for our screens. I’m sad to say it, but it’s not likely. There has not been any mention of this being created as a spin-off or stand-alone special.
It would be cool to see Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in space and bringg a new futuristic-style backdrop to the possibilities of TWDU. Alongside another alternate return of Alpha (Samantha Morton) and Beta (Ryan Hurst), amongst many others. Who wouldn’t want to see the space edition of Abraham Ford (Michael Cudltiz)? I mean, come on!
Never say never; however, I feel something of this scale isn’t on the horizon to be produced. But fear not, as the universe is expanding rapidly, and there is so much for us to look forward to! Let’s hold on and prepare for the next wild TWD ride journey.
You can re-watch all eleven seasons of The Walking Dead with the AMC + streaming service. UK viewers can also catch every episode with the Disney Plus streaming service.