AMC is set to reveal its latest entry in The Walking Dead universe at [email protected] The Walking Dead: World Beyond was originally set to arrive earlier this year, but its premiere was delayed in light of current events. In any case, the franchise is expanding with another new show. The cast and crew have assembled virtually for a panel at this year's online version of SDCC to pull back the curtain on the latest zombie-filled series.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond will be making its Comic-Con International debut as the third series in the Walking Dead universe. The panel is set to be Moderated by Chris Hardwick, host of Talking Dead. The series panel will include The Walking Dead Universe chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, as well as showrunner and executive producer Matt Negrete. Cast members Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Hal Cumpston, Nicholas Cantu, Nico Tortorella, Julia Ormond, and Joe Holt are on board as well.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond will delve into a new mythology and story that follows the first generation raised in the surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world. Two sisters and two friends depart a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, both known and unknown, living and undead on an important mission. Pursued by those who are looking to protect them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and transformation unfolds 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.
The show is billed as a two-season event series by AMC. So, unlike the other shows that have preceded it, this will have a definite end. In recent years, the network has seen a steep decline in ratings for The Walking Dead. Be that is it may, they remain some of the most-watched shows on cable, which means AMC has a lot more in store in the coming years. Aside from the upcoming spin-off, a trilogy of movies that will bring Andrew Lincoln back as Rick Grimes are being planned. The first of these movies is set to arrive in theaters through a partnership with Universal Pictures.
Over the years, The Walking Dead has been a huge part of SDCC. Even though this year's event is radically different than the massive pop culture event that takes place in San Diego each summer, AMC is keeping the tradition alive with these virtual panels direct from [email protected]. In addition to the spin-off, the network showcased The Walking Dead season 10 finale, as well as Fear the Walking Dead season 6. Be sure to watch The Walking Dead: World Beyond panel for yourself. And be sure to keep up with all of our continued coverage throughout the entire weekend of [email protected].