AMC Announces April Premiere Date For ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ & That It Will Be 2 Seasons Long
AMC has announced an April premiere date for the new spin-off series ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond‘, but interestingly, has also announced that it will only be 2 Seasons long.
‘World Beyond’ expands the universe of ‘The Walking Dead’, delving into a new mythology and story that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world. Two sisters along with two friends leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, known and unknown, living and undead on an important quest. Pursued by those who wish to protect them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and transformation unfurls across dangerous terrain, challenging everything they know about the world, themselves and each other. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. But all of them will find the truths they seek.
Co-created by Scott M. Gimple and showrunner Matt Negrete, ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ stars Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Annet Mahendru, Nicolas Cantu, Hal Cumpston, Nico Tortorella and Julia Ormond. Produced and distributed by AMC Studios, the series is executive produced by Gimple, Negrete, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and Brian Bockrath.
Unlike the main ‘Walking Dead’ show or the ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ spin-off, AMC has set a limit on ‘World Beyond’ of 2 Seasons. Whilst this may seem like an odd decision, it does fit in with TWD’s overlord Scott M. Gimple’s previous comments on building AMC’s “Walking Dead Universe”. “Our job is to make (the shows) as different from one another as possible so that that part of it doesn’t feel repetitious,” Gimple commented. “Each show should scratch its own different itch.” If they have a story but they feel it only needs a couple of seasons to tell it, then it is better to make it a tight, well crafted limited series than stretch it well beyond its welcome.
We already know there are some Rick Grimes movies in pre-production, and we also know that the community in ‘World Beyond’ has some connection to the people that we saw taking Rick away in that helicopter. We don’t know exactly when the Grimes movies will drop, but it is entirely possible that this series is there to serve as some sort of background or bridge which leads straight into those films.
‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond‘ Season 1 premieres in the US from Sunday, April 12th 2020 at 10/9c (after The Walking Dead Season 10 Finale) on AMC. Amazon Prime Video holds the rights across Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, UK and Europe (excluding Spain and Portugal), and are currently saying Spring 2020 for launch, but it is entirely possible we could get it Monday, 13th April 2020. We’ll let you know when they confirm.
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