A new generation has emerged in the fight for human survival in a post-apocalyptic world. On Sunday, Nov. 24, former Walking Dead showrunner, Scott M. Gimple, revealed via social media the title of the highly anticipated spin-off: The Walking Dead: World Beyond. AMC also dropped a brand new trailer, which gave fans an inside look at the franchise’s third installment.
Set years in the future, the show will take place in the aftermath of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead. Growing up in the midst of a zombie apocalypse has become the new “norm” in the spin-off series. While much of the plot points for the show have been kept under wraps, here’s everything we know about The Walking Dead: World Beyond.
So, when can fans expect the new spin-off series to premiere?
The Walking Dead: World Beyond will premiere in April.
Luckily, fans will not have to wait too much longer for the series premiere. AMC announced that the show will air on Sunday, April 12, at 10 p.m. following the Season 10 finale of The Walking Dead.
However, don't get too attached to the new characters in the post-apocalyptic world. The network also revealed that the show is only slated to run for two seasons, or 20 episodes.
So, what is The Walking Dead: World Beyond about?
The new installment of the undead series will follow the storylines of kids who grew up during the apocalypse. "They're aware of walkers,” Scott said at the 2019 New York Comic Con. “They haven't interacted with them. They've been [living] beyond walls. That makes any journey they need to make incredibly dangerous.”
Scott noted that these kids have all been affected in different ways, as they live in a dangerous world, but are still isolated from the threat. “They don't remember much of a world without walkers. This is the normal world for them, but they've been apart from it,” he explained. “They've been in safety. There's a quest aspect to this show. They're going somewhere.”
He also revealed that these characters will need to leave the safety of their home and travel beyond the walls into the outside zombie-infested world. Concluding, “It's a different kind of story in the world of The Walking Dead, and it introduces a new world."
In the next installment, the cast of The Walking Dead: World Beyond includes, Alexa Mansour as Hope, Annet Mahendru as Huck, Aliyah Royale as Iris, Nico Tortorella as Felix, Hal Cumpston as Silas, Nicolas Cantu as Elton, Natalie Gold as Lyla, Scott Adsit as Tony, Al Calderon as Barca, and Ted Sutherland as Percy.
AMC also recently announced that Julia Ormond will be joining the cast as Elizabeth, a “charismatic leader of a large, sophisticated and formidable force.” From the latest trailer, audiences got a sneak peek at the organized military group in action.
“We are thrilled to have Julia join our merry band. I’m grateful for the talent, grace, intelligence, and humor she has brought to our set, our show and to this role. We — and the audience — are very lucky to have Julia helping bring this new world of the Walking Dead to life,” said Scott (via Variety).
Also, did anyone else catch the logo on the side of the helicopter? If you're a fan of the franchise, it may look oddly familiar. This appears to be the same logo of the chopper that airlifted Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) to a new destination (and out of the series) in Season 9. It was also featured in Season 5 of FTWD. So, it's safe to say the three storylines will eventually tie into a larger plot in the Walking Dead universe.