Tales of the Walking Dead premiered one year ago, is it worth watching?

Jillian Bell as Gina, Parker Posey as Blair - Tales of the Walking Dead _ Season 1, Episode 2 - Photo Credit: Curtis Bonds Baker/AMC
Jillian Bell as Gina, Parker Posey as Blair - Tales of the Walking Dead _ Season 1, Episode 2 - Photo Credit: Curtis Bonds Baker/AMC /

On August 14, 2022, AMC premiered the first anthology series in The Walking Dead universe. Tales of the Walking Dead is the third spinoff of the main series set in the same world but introduces new characters.

Season 1 of Tales of TWD features six stand-alone stories that can be viewed in any order.  Another great thing about this series is viewers don’t have to know The Walking Dead story to appreciate these apocalyptic tales. Each story is set in the United States at different periods after the outbreak.

Some long-time fans of The Walking Dead had negative responses to this series. Still, if these stories are watched, understanding there is no connection to Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) or anyone else from the main series, save one episode; they are great extensions of TWDU. If the series didn’t have Walking Dead in the name, it would have been received much differently.

One episode does include two familiar characters, Alpha and Lydia. Samantha Morton reprised her role as Alpha when she was still known as Dee. Scarlet Blum portrays a much younger Lydia than seen in the later seasons of TWD when she was played b Cassidy McClincey. This episode is the third one, and fans who watched were shocked at the twist in Alpha’s story. 

Tales of the Walking Dead episodes can be viewed with an AMC+ subscription or free with ads on Roku. Episodes can be purchased on other streaming services, including Prime Video and AppleTV.

Tales of the Walking Dead episode details

101 – “Evie/Joe” 

Starring -Terry Crews and Olivia Munn
Directed by – Ron Underwood
Written by –  Ben Sokolowski, Maya Goldsmith

In a road-trip story, a reclusive prepper abandons his bunker in search of a female prepper from his past; along the way, he meets an unlikely ally who is his polar opposite; they team up in an effort to find their lost loved ones.

102- “Blair/Gina” 

Starring – Parker Posey and Jillian Bell
Directed by – Michael Satrazemis
Written by – Kari Drake

In a fast-paced, reality-twisting buddy-action heist, a disgruntled receptionist and her overbearing boss are trapped together as the city of Atlanta collapses under the Walker Apocalypse, forcing them to work together in order to escape the city.

103- “Dee” 

Starring – Samantha Morton, Scarlett Blum, and Lauren Glazier
Directed by – Michael Satrazemis
Written by – Channing Powell

A mother evolves after she and her daughter escape violence and take refuge on a vintage steamboat; the peaceful ambiance deteriorates when a coup attempt forces the mother to revisit her violent past in order to protect her child.

104- “Amy/Dr. Everett”

Starring – Anthony Edwards and Poppy Liu
Directed by – Haifaa al-Mansour
Written by – Ahmadu Garba

In a nature documentary set in the “dead sector,” a naturalist who studies walkers encounters a spirited settler; an unlikely respect is forged between the two as the settler tries to argue in favor of people taking back the land from the dead.

105- “Davon” 

Starring – Jessie T. Usher, Embeth Davidtz, and Loan Chabanol
Directed by – Michael Satrazemis
Written by – Channing Powell

In a noir-ish fractured-memory thriller, a young stranger suddenly wakes up in a dangerous, foreign town with no memory of how he got there; he must piece together fragments of his broken mind to uncover why the townspeople accuse him of murder.

106- “La Doña” 

Starring – Danny Ramirez and Daniella Pineda
Directed by – Deborah Kampmeier
Written by – Lindsey Villarreal

A haunting tale of an apocalypse-traumatized couple who may or may not be tormented by a haunted house; frightening memories coupled with inexplicable phenomena in the house take a toll on the couple’s psyche and their relationship.

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