The Strolling Lifeless may be coming to an finish later this 12 months, however Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne Grimes (Danai Gurira) are set to proceed their story in a model new spinoff of the hit AMC post-apocalyptic zombie drama.
As first reported by Comicbook.com, stars Lincoln and Gurira revealed the thrilling news at San Diego Comedian-Con. The as-yet-untitled collection will deliver followers “the conclusion of this story of Rick and Michonne,” stated Gurira. The spinoff is slated to premiere on AMC+ in 2023 with a six-episode first season; the collection will exchange the beforehand introduced Rick Grimes film trilogy.
Now, collection creator and showrunner Scott Gimple has teased what followers can count on within the upcoming spinoff. Talking at The Strolling Lifeless Universe Preview 2020 particular reside on Sunday’s Speaking Lifeless, Gimple stated, “I’ve been engaged on it very, very deeply with Danai and with Andy, and we proceed to work on it just about every single day along with some Strolling Lifeless vets and a few nice new voices.”
He continued, “It’s an epic love story, however it’s an epic and insane love story. These are two individuals which were separated for a really very long time. They’ve lived complete different existences, and so they have to seek out themselves once more, not to mention one another. It’s hopefully going to be mind-blowing.”
The collection is predicted to select up six years after a severely injured Rick disappeared aboard a Civic Republic Navy helicopter in a 2018 episode of The Strolling Lifeless. Following Rick’s disappearance, Michonne set about to seek out her associate and return him residence to their youngsters. Based on the present’s official synopsis, the story will see “Rick and Michonne thrown into one other world, constructed on a conflict in opposition to the lifeless… And in the end, a conflict in opposition to the residing.”
“We see this unimaginable energy couple, however we additionally see that Crimson Machete Rick,” Gimple added, referring to Rick’s bloody showdown with the Terminus cannibals within the present’s fifth season. “It form of goes coast to coast that approach,” he stated, “between the intimate and the epic and the insane.”
Untitled Rick/Michonne Spinoff Sequence, 2023, AMC+
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