The Walking Dead universe is ever expanding with the latest addition to the franchise involving fan favorites, Richonne.
The announcement was made when Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira, who played Rick and Michonne Grimes, made a surprise appearance at The Walking Dead panel during SDCC.
AMC+ new limited series will center on the epic love story between Rick and Michonne, who have both changed: “Rick and Michonne are thrown into another world, built on a war against the dead…and ultimately, a war against the living. Can they find each other and who they were in a place and situation unlike any they’ve ever known before? Are they enemies? Lovers? Victims? Victors? Without each other, are they even alive — or will they find that they, too, are the Walking Dead?”
The limited series will consist of six episodes that will premiere in 2023.
The new miniseries appears to be in lieu of a previously announced trilogy of films that were to be centered around the Rick Grimes character, with Lincoln having departed the original The Walking Dead show in 2018 during its ninth season, and Gurira exiting the following season.
Scott Gimple will serve as showrunner, and Lincoln and Gurira will executive produce.
The as-yet unnamed miniseries is just one of several upcoming expansions to the franchise, with Norman Reedus receiving his own show based around the character of Darryl, while fan-favourite characters Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) will battle zombies in post-apocalyptic New York City in Isle of the Dead.
AMC also announced a Walking Dead anthology, Tales of The Walking Dead, which will debut on AMC and AMC+ on August 14. The anthology series will feature six different hour-long episodes with established and new characters from The Walking Dead franchise.