The Walking Dead series has run its course ending with eleven seasons. Throughout the series, several characters survive to the conclusion, with many of them heading off to new adventures via spinoff series. Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) will team up in Dead City, Daryl (Norman Reedus) will head to France, and Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Dania Gurira) will return to the fandom in a spinoff of their own. One character who has been on the series since season 3 is Judith, who was born in the apocalypse and survived to the finale.
Judith was the biological daughter of Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) and Shane (Jon Bernthal), but with the death of both parents, Rick would raise her as his own along with his son Carl (Chandler Riggs). Since Rick was the group’s leader, many survivors pitched in to aid him in rearing his children. Fans would watch Judith grow throughout the story, and the child experiences several close calls but becomes a survivor.
Many child actresses have filled the role of Judith throughout the series, but in season 9, Cailey Fleming would take over the part after a six-year time jump. She was adorable wearing her father and brother’s hat, carrying her father’s weapon, and she even had a miniature katana, like that of her adoptive mother Michonne, who was also the mother of her stepbrother RJ (Antony Azor).
The Walking Dead – Judith
By season 11, Judith had experienced too many losses in her young life but made the best of things and used the skills she picked up along the way to help defend her found family. She believed the survivors should remain in the Commonwealth to help those who couldn’t help themselves.
During the series’ final episodes, Judith was shot by Governor Milton, who was aiming for Maggie. Luckily this event occurred within the walls of the Commonwealth, where Dr. Tomi (Ian Anthony Dale) had the skills and equipment to save her life.
After the coda scene featuring her mother and father, Judith tells her brother RJ that they get to start over because they are “The ones who live.”
There has been no announcement if Judith and RJ will appear in the spinoff featuring their parent’s story. But it only seems natural that they should. These roles would likely have to be recast with older actors if there is a time jump in the Rick & Michonne series.