The Walking Dead universe has greatly expanded with the release of several spinoff series. Some of the new series are limited, while others run for several seasons, and two have yet to be released. How many series make up The Walking Dead universe?
The Walking Dead began airing on AMC in 2010 and closed out its story in November 2022. Fans of the universe were sorely disappointed to see the series end but were consoled with the prospect of many direct spinoffs in various forms of production.
By 2024, at least eight series will make up The Walking Dead universe list of shows.
The Walking Dead list of spinoffs
Fear the Walking Dead is the first spinoff set in the same world as The Walking Dead but introduces new characters in a separate story. This series would begin its story in Los Angeles, then travel to Mexico, Texas, and finally to Georgia. This series contains eight seasons; the second half of season 8 will begin airing on AMC on October 22 and is the first spinoff to feature crossover characters from the main series. Morgan (Lennie James), Dwight (Austin Amelio), and his wife Sherry (Christine Evangelista) all moved from the main series to Fear the Walking Dead.
Fear the Walking Dead also featured a webisode prequel to its story with Fear the Walking Dead: Dead in the Water. You can view the entire webisode on AMC+ or YouTube.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond is a limited series consisting of two seasons. This coming-of-age story featured a group of young people protected by their community’s walls, spending almost their entire lives in the apocalypse. This series explored the CRM (Civic Republic Military), the mysterious organization heard about in other series in TWDU. This series would see Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh) crossover to this story as a high-ranking member of the CRM.
A post-credits scene that aired after the series finale reveals information about French variant walkers, which ties into The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon.
Tales of the Walking Dead is the first anthology series in TWDU. This series contains six standalone stories introducing new characters in various locations throughout the United States. These stories occurred at different times after the outbreak, with one set 30 years into the future. One episode saw a familiar character, Samantha Morton’s Alpha, known as Dee. This episode was the origin story of Alpha.
The Walking Dead: Dead City marks the first direct spinoff of the flagship series and features two fan-favorite characters from The Walking Dead. Set in post-apocalyptic Manhattan, this series continues the stories of long-time enemies Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). They must work together to rescue Maggie’s son Hershel (Logan Kim), abducted by a former Savior, The Croat ( Željko Ivanek). This series concluded its first season on July 23, 2023, and has been renewed for a second season.
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon is a new story that follows Daryl (Norman Reedus) in France. He will be out of his element in a foreign land where he doesn’t speak the language. He will discover a religious group who believe he is a messenger sent to deliver a young boy, Laurent (Louis Puech Scigliuzzi), who will lead the revival of humanity. This series premiered on AMC and AMC+ on Sept. 10, 2023, and has been renewed for a second season.
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live is the exciting continuation of the epic love story of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira). Separated for many years, the couple has never stopped searching for one another. This series will feature the long-awaited reunion of this pair and is expected to premiere in 2024.
More Tales of the Walking Dead is a newly announced series with little information. It was announced as a new short-form spin-off, but little else has been revealed. This could be a continuation of Tales of TWD or something entirely different.
TWD Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple has stated that more could be coming depending on the spinoffs’ success.
A long list of Walking Dead webisodes also provides additional stories. Check out the link below for information regarding these stories.