Does Tales of the Walking Dead tie to The Walking Dead?

The Walking Dead universe is seeing a significant expansion with the addition of several spinoffs. Based on the comic story created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard, the main series concluded in November 2022. One unique spinoff that debuted in the summer of 2022 was Tales of the Walking Dead.

Daniella Pineda as Idalia, Danny Ramirez as Eric – Tales of the Walking Dead _ Season 1, Episode 6 – Photo Credit: Curtis Bonds Baker/AMC

This episodic anthology formatted series featured standalone stories for each episode. The first season, led by showrunner Channing Powell, featured six episodes and introduced many new characters. One unique thing about Tales of TWD is that viewers can enjoy these stories without seeing any other shows in The Walking Dead universe.

The only direct tie to The Walking Dead is that it is set in the same world and Samantha Morton’s character Alpha, whose story takes place in a time when she was known as Dee. There are some fun Easter eggs for the eagle-eyed viewers.

Tales of the Walking Dead

Terry Crews as Joe, Olivia Munn as Evie – Tales of the Walking Dead _ Season 1 – Photo Credit: Curtis Bonds Baker/AMC

Is Tales of the Walking Dead good?

Viewers had mixed feelings about this series, but that was due to the diverse themes of each episode. This series featured comedy, horror, supernatural, time warp, and many other themes, some of which aren’t to everyone’s liking. One episode was set 30 years into the future.

Tales of the Walking Dead also brought a new list of notable actors into the fold. Some include  Oliva Munn, Jessie T. Usher, Danny Ramirez, Loan Chabanol, Embeth Davitz, Lauren Glazier, Daniella Pineda, Terry Crews, Anthony Edwards, Poppy Liu, Parker Posey, Julian Bell, ad Matt Medrano.

If you have yet to check out Tales of the Walking Dead, you really should. It will help fill the void until Fear the Walking Dead returns on May 14, 2023, followed by the debut of The Walking Dead: Dead City in June.

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