The Walking Dead universe currently consists of the flagship series and, by February 2024, six spinoff series. Fans were devastated when the eleventh season of The Walking Dead series was announced as the final, and since then, Fear the Walking Dead has also concluded its story. While many characters’ stories have continued in the new series, there is another segment in TWDU worthy of viewing.
TWDU has many webisodes set in the same world, and many are tied to familiar characters or one of the numerous series within the fandom. In 2022, Dead in the Water brought attention to the other webisodes featured in TWDU.
This series marked a spike in interest regarding other Walking Dead-related webisodes. These brief miniseries tell brief offshoot tales in the universe, generally centered around a main character or characters.
The Fear TWD spinoff webisode, Dead in the Water, directly connects to Fear TWD and tells the story of the crew aboard the USS Pennsylvania submarine, first featured in season 6 of Fear TWD. This series, directed by Kenneth Requa, sees Nick Stahl reprise his role of Riley, who would eventually become one of Teddy’s (John Glover) cult followers on Fear TWD.
The series takes viewers back to the eve of the outbreak, where the crew must fight for survival against their crewmates, who begin to reanimate into the undead. This is one of the best webisodes that looks at the beginnings of the outbreak and the confusion experienced as events start to unfold.
Dead in the Water is currently only available on AMC+ and YouTube.
The Walking Dead webisodes list
The Walking Dead Webisodes: Torn Apart
This miniseries is told in six short movie clips, directed by TWD SPX guru Greg Nicotero, and tells the story of Hannah, the famous bicycle walker encountered by Rick Grimes in season 1 of The Walking Dead. This story was released after season 1, but the events took place prior to that season.
The Walking Dead Webisodes: Cold Storage
This series takes place in a self-storage facility and follows Chase as he tries to reach his sister early in the outbreak. He encounters a former employee of the facility named BJ, and things are not exactly what they appear. This story was released after season 2, but the events occurred before season 1.
The Walking Dead Webisodes: The Oath
The Oath is a short three-part miniseries that follows Paul and Karina, the only survivors of a massive walker attack. They set out searching for aid as one of them is wounded and slowly bleeding out. This series was released after season 4, but the events occurred before season 1.
Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462
This series takes place on a passenger flight that features a group of survivors in the early parts of the outbreak. This web series would be the first to tie into Fear the Walking Dead and aired to promote Fear TWD’s second and TWD’s sixth seasons.
Fear The Walking Dead: Passage
This 16-part series features two survivors as they seek to find sanctuary. This is the second web series to accompany Fear TWD and was used to promote the third season of Fear TWD and the seventh season of Fear TWD.
The Walking Dead Webisodes: Red Machete
Rick Grimes’ famous red machete gets its own origin story. Follow the machete from its beginning as an item on a hardware store shelf and its journey from person to person. Fans know that Rick will eventually use it to kill Gareth in season 5 of The Walking Dead.
The Althea Tapes
This series ties to Fear TWD’s character Althea Szewczyk-Przygocki, better known as Al. She is shown interviewing survivors before and after her encounter with Morgan Jones. This series was used to promote season 5 of Fear TWD.
If you have never watched these miniseries, you should check them out on YouTube. These short stories are fascinating and are another segment of The Walking Dead universe.