The Walking Dead spinoff, known as Summit, which will see the return of fan-favorite characters Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira), began filming in New Jersey in February 2023. The series will see a six-episode series will debut on AMC and AMC+ in 2024.
The official announcement from AMC regarding the beginning of filming for the series has wording that may solve the riddle of how many seasons this series will be. “The six-episode series” makes it appear that the Rick and Michonne series will only be one season. When initially announced, it sounded like the series will begin with six-episode, but other reports have speculated that this will be a one-and-done story.
Described as an “epic love story,” Summit will see Rick’s return after he departed from the flagship series in season 9 and Michonne’s in season 10. Rick was thought to have died, but years later, Michonne discovers he did survive and searches for him.
The first teaser photo released by AMC only shows two hands, but fans of The Walking Dead know precisely whose hands these are. The images have flooded social media, and fans are excited about this long-awaited reunion.
The Walking Dead – Rick and Michonne
Fans of TWD were treated to a coda scene during the last episode of that series. Rick was seen alive and reasonably well as he was possibly being recaptured by the CRM (Civic Republic Military) and organization that Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh) traded him to. His scenes were set before Michonne found out that he survived. Michonne’s scenes are in a present-day setting, and she is still searching for her beloved.
The new series will see the couple reunite, but both characters have been through a lot since viewers last saw them. Showrunner and TWD CCO Scott M. Gimple said that fans can expect a Rick similar to the Red Machete Rick and Michonne to resemble the warrior who fought the Governor (David Morrissey).