Two of The Walking Dead spinoffs, Daryl Dixon and The Ones Who Live, will be permitted to resume production due to an agreement with AMC and SAG-AFTRA. A third series, Interview with a Vampire is also included in the agreement.
Deadline reports that AMC Networks is authorized to work only on the three listed shows under the agreement, with the understanding that this isn’t a blanket agreement. This is the most significant agreement between a network and the guild since the initial walkout by the actors. Other series that also have agreements with the guild include The Chosen, a faith-based series, AppleTV+ Tehran, an AppleTV+ international series, and the indie series Hal and Harper.
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, starring Norman Reedus, will premiere the six-episode season 1 on AMC on September 10 and film its second season in Europe, of which some had reportedly begun earlier in the year.
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live will be released in 2024, starring Andrew Lincoln and Dania Gurira. Post-production work still needs to be done for the series, including ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement).
The Walking Dead spinoffs
The two upcoming spinoffs are both direct spinoffs featuring characters made famous in The Walking Dead series. Each series will continue the stories of the main characters and introduce new ones to the universe.
Daryl Dixon is filmed and set in France, where Daryl is entirely out of his element. He will wash ashore with no memory of how he arrived and immediately try to find his way back to the US and his family there. He will encounter new people, some friendly, others who wish him dead, and come face to face with a new variant of walkers called Burners. The second season will reportedly see the return of Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier.
The Ones Who Live will consist of six episodes that wrap the story of Rick and Michonne and the couple’s epic love story. The pair have been separated for years, but neither has given up hope of reuniting.