Last year, one of the most successful cable shows of all-time, The Walking Dead, concluded after 11 seasons. While the main series is over, the wider franchise continues to grow and expand! So far, three new spinoff shows are confirmed to be on the way. First up is Dead City, which follows Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) as they head to New York City; that premieres in June. And later this year, Daryl Dixon washes up in France and searches for a way back home. Plus, Fear the Walking Dead will air its eighth and final season.
But perhaps the most exciting project of all is the Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) spinoff. Originally conceived as a trilogy of movies, the project has since been turned into a six-episode miniseries, According to the official log line, the duo will find themselves plunged into a war within the Civic Republic… possibly on opposite sides of the battlefield:
Kept apart by distance. By an unstoppable power. By the ghosts of who they were. 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?
Per Deadline, the Rick and Michonne spinoff — which is rumored to be titled ‘Summit’ — has confirmed another new cast member. Prepare to welcome former Lucifer star Lesley-Anne Brandt (who played Mazikeen) into the Walking Dead family. Her character is named Pearl Thorne, but other than that, we have no details.
Taking to Twitter following the reveal, Brandt shared her excitement to be involved in the conclusion of Rick and Michonne’s saga. “An honor to help finish this epic love story,” she wrote. After receiving congratulations from both Lucifer and The Walking Dead fans, she was feeling the love. “I literally feel the fandoms merging,” she tweeted.
Andrew Lincoln returns to The Walking Dead!
Filming on the Rick and Michonne spinoff commenced in New Jersey a few weeks ago. Seeing Andrew Lincoln back as Rick is bound to put a smile on the face of any Walking Dead fan, especially when he’s covered in blood. The king is back!
While on set, star Danai Gurira posted a shot of blood-stained Rick Grimes on Twitter. Hooray! Take a look:
Have you seen this man? #TheWalkingDead #Richonne Spinoff. pic.twitter.com/7wL7TJB7iG
— Danai Gurira (@DanaiGurira) March 2, 2023
The Rick and Michonne show is slated to premiere early next year. Between Dead City, Fear the Walking Dead season 8 and the Daryl Dixon show, we have plenty of Walking Dead projects to get excited about in 2023!