AMC continues Walking dead franchise in 2024 – which will mark the return of Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira to the brand.
The cable outlet has set up a release slate for the next four shows in its Walking dead universe, starting with the eighth — and final, AMC says — season of Fear the walking dead on May 14. It will be followed by a premiere in June of The Walking Dead: Dead Citystarring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan, and the Norman Reedus-led The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon later in the year.
Finally, a series featuring Lincoln and Gurira reprising their roles as Rick Grimes and Michonne will begin production this year for a 2024 debut. The rollout continues AMC’s biggest franchise ever after the November 2022 series finale The living Dead.
“It’s been a really exciting year for it The living Dead Universe, as we conclude an epic journey Fear the Walking Dead, which became one of the most successful shows in cable television history,” AMC Studios and AMC Networks entertainment president Dan McDermott said in a statement. “And now we’re ready to release the next iteration of the franchise – two new and anticipated series starring Maggie’s beloved characters [Cohan]Negan [Morgan] and Daryl. At the same time, we’re starting production on the next chapter in Rick and Michonne’s unforgettable love story, which we’re excited to share next year. This next phase of our beloved Walking dead franchise promises to captivate and captivate loyal viewers. Fans new and old alike will love seeing zombies walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, under the Eiffel Tower, at the Louvre, and dozens of more exotic and iconic locations from around the country and the world.
Fear the Walking Dead’The final season of the season will be split into two parts, with six episodes airing in May and June and the remaining six for later in the year (an exact date has yet to be determined). Scott M. Gimple, chief creative officer of the Walking Dead universe, co-produces with showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, Michael Satrazemis and David Alpert and is produced by AMC Studios.
Dead city will follow Negan and Maggie as they journey to a post-apocalyptic Manhattan, long ago cut off from the mainland. Gaius Charles, Zeljko Ivanek, Karina Ortiz, Jonathan Higginbotham and Mahina Napoleon also star; Gimple, showrunner Eli Jormé, Cohan, Morgan and Brian Bockrath exec produce.
Daryl Dixon will Reedus’ character wash up in France, unsure of how (and why) he got there. Clémence Poésy and Adam Nagaitis team up with Reedus; David Zabel is the showrunner and produces alongside Gimple, Greg Nicotero, Angela Kang, Bockrath and Daniel Percival.
Lincoln and Gurira teased their return to the TWD world with an appearance at Comic-Con in July. At the time, AMC said their series would debut in 2023, but that has been postponed. The self-titled show will continue their epic love story as they are thrown into another world built on a war against the dead and ultimately the living. Gimple will be the showrunner and executive producer for the two stars.