The Strolling Lifeless: World Past digital panel at New York Comedian Con Metaverse wasted little time earlier than mentioning the spinoff’s large connection to Rick Grimes’ whereabouts, and the way he connects to the brand new collection. The previous sheriff and protagonist has been lacking on The Strolling Lifeless since 2018, however his absence looms massive over the complete franchise.
“The present clearly serves as an introduction to the group/civilization that Rick has gotten one way or the other tied up in, indirectly,” Strolling Lifeless Universe chief content material officer Scott M. Gimple instructed moderator Chris Hardwick, who requested if followers want to fret about Rick given what we’ve since discovered in regards to the group that took him in Season 9. “Rick Grimes kinda takes care of himself,” Gimple continued. “He’s fairly good at that type of factor. But it surely does appear like his state of affairs goes to be challenged in some sort of pronounced approach. That I’ll say.”
Gimple’s tease is imprecise and calculated, however should you had been holding on to hope that Rick had been recruited for a neighborhood that might uphold him as a hero and welcome him into their ranks, it is likely to be time to let that dream die.
World Past, which premiered on Oct. 4, focuses on a era of younger survivors who got here of age within the apocalypse, and takes place in a neighborhood dwelling within the shadow of the Civil Republic Army. And the primary couple of minutes of the primary episode made it clear that these are the individuals who kidnapped Rick Grimes. That is now the third time the CRM has proven up within the bigger Strolling Lifeless universe. After helicopters bearing the CRM’s three ring image whisked Rick away on The Strolling Lifeless, one among their troopers appeared on Concern The Strolling Lifeless in Season 5. That girl, Isabelle (Sydney Lemmon), warned Al (Maggie Grace) in opposition to crossing the ruthless and future-focused group. The World Past revealed the CRM’s full identify, the placement of their analysis facility in New York State, and at the very least one among their objectives: to review the virus that precipitated the zombie apocalypse so as to discover a remedy and restore society.
Gimple additionally clarified for the viewers on the prime of the panel that World Past takes place contemporaneously with the latest episode of The Strolling Lifeless. For the reason that anchor collection jumped ahead in time after Rick was kidnapped by the CRM, which means that the collection’ first protagonist has been with the CRM for slightly over six years except he escaped, or died, in that hole.
For the reason that World Past characters are on a journey to seek out the CRM’s analysis facility, on a quest the NYCC panel in comparison with The Wizard of Oz, extra could also be revealed or teased in regards to the particular challenges Rick Grimes has been going through. After all, all of those questions on Rick will likely be answered by the deliberate Strolling Lifeless movies, which is able to function an epilogue/last journey for the beloved character. These are nonetheless occurring, by the way in which.
The Strolling Lifeless: World Past airs Sundays on AMC at 10 p.m. EST.