New Trailer Arrives For New Teen-Led ‘The Walking Dead’ Spin-Off

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06 Oct 19

AMC has released a new trailer (this time showing actual footage) of the as-yet-untitled teen-led spin-off series to ‘The Walking Dead’ franchise.

Set in the midwest, 10 years after the beginning of the apocalypse, the new drama focuses on a group of young protagonists, as the first generation to come-of-age in the zombie-filled world as we know it. Whilst these young adults have only known a world with “empties” (their word for walkers), they grew up protected behind walls in (relative) comfort and safety. As you can see in the trailer, their settlement seems to have managed to get back to something resembling pre-apocalypse civilisation. But, of course, they are not going to stay there…

“They’ve been aware of walkers but they haven’t really been interacting with them,” commented Scott Gimple, the chief content officer for all things Walking Dead at AMC at the NYCC panel. “They’ve been behind walls. That makes any journey that they made need to make incredibly dangerous. This is the normal world to them and yet they’ve been apart from it.”

As the trailer continues, we see a small group of teens leave their compound and head out into the surrounding wasteland on a mission beyond their walls. It isn’t clear exactly where they are heading in the trailer, although it seems to have something to do with one teen’s father going missing. Gimple also let slip that it ties into the “three circles” symbol which we last saw on the side of the helicopter which whisked away a certain Mr Grimes… “Those three circles, and I’m saying it here, represent three different civilizations that are bound and entwined in some ways and in some ways very, very different,” he added. “The place they’re from is one of those places.”

So does that mean it will tie into the upcoming Rick movies or other crossovers? Sort of, seems to be the answer. “It’s very much on its own but there are points where there is a little bit of crossover,” said Gimple. “As far as Rick’s story is concerned, it’s very, very separate, but we’re gonna get a very good look at just how big the world of The Walking Dead is.”

The series stars Annet Mahendru (‘Tyrant’, ‘The Americans’) as Huck, Aliyah Royale (‘The Red Line’) as Iris, Alexa Mansour (‘SEAL Team’, ‘#SquadGoals’) as Hope, Nicolas Cantu (‘The Amazing World of Gumball’, ‘Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures’) as Elton, and Hal Cumpston as Silas.

The as-yet-untitled drama comes from ‘The Walking Dead’ writer/producer Matt Negrete, who serves as Showrunner, and co-created the project with Scott Gimple, CCO of The Walking Dead Universe.

The series will premiere on AMC in the US in Spring 2020. No news yet on where it will land in the UK, but assuming no one else offers them a wad of cash for it, there is a fair chance AMC UK will broadcast the drama. Unfortunately, if that does happen, it means it would only be available to people who are BT TV customers, as AMC UK has now been removed from Sky… We’ll let you know when we hear more.