Whereas AMC introduced that season 11 can be the ultimate season of The Strolling Lifeless, the TV franchise will reside on in at the very least 4 spinoff sequence, together with the lately introduced anthology sequence Tales of the Strolling Lifeless. At New York Comedian Con Metaverse’s “Showrunner Summit” panel, the showrunners on the flagship TWD sequence, Concern: The Strolling Lifeless, and The Strolling Lifeless: World Past pitched concepts for the anthology sequence to Chief Content material Officer Scott M. Gimple.
The train was meant as a recreation, however gave followers an thought of what sorts of tales followers can look ahead to on this new sequence. Of every thing within the TWD linked universe, it’s this sequence that followers know the least about. A information launch in September described Tales of the Strolling Lifeless as “an episodic anthology with particular person episodes or arcs of episodes targeted on new or current characters, backstories or different stand-alone experiences.”
“That is like an all-star author’s room!” Gimple joked within the NYCC panel, pretending to take notes.
The Strolling Lifeless showrunner Angela Kang threw out a narrative concerning the highway journey that introduced Abraham, Eugene, and Rosita to Rick Grimes and his survivors, in addition to the origin of the cannibals at Terminus. Matthew Negrete, showrunner on World Past, needed to discover two of his personal characters that had been so secretive he couldn’t even say in the event that they confirmed up on the present collectively or aside. Concern co-showrunner Ian Goldberg advised the rise of Virginia, Colby Minifie’s antagonistic character. Concern’s Andrew Chambliss hoped to see the cosmonaut who spoke to Victor Strand on his sequence, in addition to Eastman from the unique sequence.
Of all these solutions, the latter appears to be the almost certainly to truly occur. Gimple mentioned that he has spoken to actor John Carroll Lynch, who performed Eastman on The Strolling Lifeless, and he’s “recreation” to reprise his position. Nonetheless, “not all of [the Tales’ subjects] shall be characters we knew,” Gimple mentioned significantly. “A few of them shall be model new stuff.”
The panel, hosted by Leisure Weekly’s Dalton Ross, additionally teased some thrilling casting on The Strolling Lifeless. Kang didn’t title names, however mentioned that folk in her “age bracket” can be enthusiastic about who’s becoming a member of the present. She talked about an upcoming storyline from the comics, probably referring to the Commonwealth’s cliffhanger-y arrival on The Strolling Lifeless. Gimple talked about the potential for future crossovers with characters from World Past.
General, the rapid way forward for The Strolling Lifeless throughout your entire franchise will see smaller, character-based tales quite than massive battles — principally as a consequence of COVID-19 filming restrictions and security protocols. From what we’ve heard, Tales of The Strolling Lifeless shall be no completely different.
The Strolling Lifeless: World Past air Sundays on AMC. Concern The Strolling Lifeless premieres a brand new season on 10/11. The Strolling Lifeless Season 10 will resume in 2021. Tales of The Strolling Lifeless’s arrival, nevertheless, has but to be locked down on the calendar.