When AMC announced the end of The Walking Dead series, fans were unsure what the future would hold for the fandom. By the end of the main series, three spinoffs had already aired, with the promise of more to come. In 2023, Fear the Walking Dead, the first spinoff, would air its eighth and final season, and the new series Dead City and Daryl Dixon premiered debut seasons.
By season 11 of The Walking Dead, it became clear that it was time to wrap that storyline to make way for new ones. The cast had grown so large that it was difficult to give the characters ample screen time to flesh out their stories. While several characters concluded their chapters, the series finale episode of TWD
In 2023, The Walking Dead: Dead City debuted its first season to positive reviews. This series focused on Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as they set out to rescue Maggie's son Hershel (Logan Kim). The first season gave viewers a look at apocalyptic Manhattan and the criminal underbelly that resides there. AMC renewed the series, and the second season will contine stories set up during the season finale. Production for the upcoming season will begin in 2024, but it is unclear if fans will see this season before the end of the year.
The Walking Dead spinoffs in 2024
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon follows the titular character, played by Norman Reedus, on a journey to France. In season 1, viewers learn that Daryl was forced onto a ship bound for France, escaped, and washed ashore in France. He is determined to return home, but the people he encounters need his help, so he sets aside his plan to assist them. At the end of the season, Daryl's best friend, Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride), is seen searching for him, leading to her story being featured in the second season of Daryl Dixon. Subtitled The Book of Carol, the upcoming season will chronicle Carol's search for Daryl and his continued journey in France. Season 2 of Daryl Dixon will premiere in 2024.
On February 25, 2024, Rick and Michonne return to the universe in The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live spinoff. This series features the return of Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira in the continuation of Rick and Michonne's epic love story. The couple has been separated for years. Rick was taken to the CRM (Civic Republic Military) and held there, and when Michonne learns of Rick's survival, she embarks on a journey to find her true love. Much is expected of this six-episode series, and some are worried that six episodes won't do the story justice.