Rick & Michonne: The Walking Dead spin-off mini-series moves to 2024


When AMC unveiled a teaser trailer for the Rick & Michonne spin-off mini-series after The Walking Dead ended its 11 season run back in November, it was said that the show would be airing on AMC by the end of 2023. Now the release strategy has changed. While Rick & Michonne is supposed to start filming any day now, AMC has confirmed that show won’t be reaching their airwaves until sometime in 2024.

The 2024 premiere of Rick & Michonne was mentioned in an announcement that also revealed Fear the Walking Dead will be ending with its eighth season, which begins airing in May. AMC Studios and AMC Networks entertainment president Dan McDermott said (via The Hollywood Reporter), “It’s a truly exciting year for The Walking Dead Universe, as we conclude an epic journey on Fear the Walking Dead, which became one of the most successful shows in the history of cable television. And now we are set to bring forth the next iteration of the franchise — two new and anticipated series featuring the beloved characters of Maggie [Cohan], Negan [Morgan] and Daryl. Along with that we begin production on the next chapter in Rick and Michonne’s unforgettable love story, which we look forward to sharing next year. This next phase of our beloved Walking Dead franchise promises to engage and enthrall faithful viewers. Fans new and old will love seeing zombies walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, beneath the Eiffel Tower, inside the Louvre, and at dozens more exotic and iconic locations from around the country and world.

The Maggie and Negan spin-off (The Walking Dead: Dead City) and the Daryl spin-off (The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon) are still expected to air in 2023.

Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira are reprising the roles of Rick and Michonne for the spin-off mini-series. In fact, Gurira co-created the Rick & Michonne mini-series and is working on the show as a writer. Consisting of six episodes, the show will present an “epic love story of two characters changed by a changed world. 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?

Gurira is working on the Rick & Michonne mini-series with Scott M. Gimple, Chief Content Officer of the Walking Dead Universe. Self spoke with Gimple about their collaboration, and he told them, “She challenges me, I challenge her, and neither one of us lets the other off the hook. In life, I’m more a character actor; Danai is a lead. When we’re working, when we’re pitching, when we’re just dealing with life stuff—it’s a good combo.” Describing Gurira as “incredibly creatively ambitious,” Gimple added, “[Danai] wants to do new, signature work—stuff that isn’t out there currently. She doesn’t want to settle in any way. It’s the best creative energy to be around.”

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Andrew Lincoln Danai Gurira Rick Michonne

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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