AMC has released a new set of photos from The Walking Dead: World Beyond. This is the latest spin-off as part of the network's expanding Walking Dead universe. Originally, the show was supposed to arrive earlier this year. However, as has been the case with many shows and movies, it was pushed back due to production delays. But now, it will finally debut in October and these latest images give us a look at the new, younger cast we will be following for the two-season, limited series.
We see Hope (Alexa Mansour) and Iris (Aliyah Royale) in the first set of images. The photos also showcase Hal Cumpston as Silas, Nicolas Cantu as Elton, Nico Tortorella as Felix, Annet Mahendru as Huck and Julia Ormond as Elizabeth. No walkers are to be found. Instead, we are seeing the characters out in the world and getting a feel for their look more than anything. But one takeaway is the menacing look on Elizabeth's face, as well as the huge weapon she is brandishing.
A couple of trailers have been released for the series so far. In many ways, on the surface, it looks like another Walking Dead show. But it's the perspective that will shift, with the focus on an entirely new group of people who grew up in this mess. Not only that but this will be a limited series. It is two seasons, end of story. That means it has a full trajectory, beginning, middle and end. It won't run on for ten seasons or more, with major highs and equally severe lows. The idea of a contained, complete story divorced from the source material, Robert Kirkman's landmark Image Comics series, is certainly going to be different for viewers to experience.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond centers on a heroic group of teens who have been sheltered from the dangers of the post-apocalyptic world. They end up getting a message that inspires them to leave the safety of the only home they have ever known and head out on a cross-country journey to save their father, and possibly the world. Matt Negrete serves as showrunner and executive producer of the series.
This will be the third show in the franchise to hit the airwaves, following The Walking Dead, which has been given the green light for season 11, as well as Fear the Walking Dead, which is heading into season 6. There is also the planned trilogy of movies centered on Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes, which have been in development for some time now. When the first installment will arrive remains unclear. What is clear is that AMC expects there is a whole lot of gas left in this tank that can keep the franchise going for years to come. The Walking Dead: World Beyond premieres October 4 on AMC. Be sure to check out the new photos from The Walking Dead Twitter account for yourself.