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Michonne and Rick Grimes reunite in all-new The Walking Dead spin-off coming next year

An unlikely love story continues in a 2023 Walking Dead spin-off
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The unlikely love story of Rick and Michonne from AMC's The Walking Dead will have a new chapter in a new TV series to debut in 2023.

"Michonne and this TWD family has meant so much to me, and to continue the journey of these beloved characters, alongside Scott and Andy, both creatively and in front of the camera, and bringing The Walking Dead fans something truly special is just glorious," says Michonne actor Danai Gurira. "I can’t wait to pick up the katana again.”

The Walking Dead spin-off

This series will follow after the series finale of the flagship The Walking Dead series, and pick up unresolved threads from the series.

“This is a moment fans of The Walking Dead have been waiting for since Rick disappeared in the helicopter early in season nine, and Michonne journeyed away on a quest to find him the following season,” says AMC president of entertainment/AMC Studios Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks. “What a great surprise for the fans at this final Comic-Con for the series that launched this universe and made television history. We couldn’t be more excited for a truly epic series finale later this year and to see Andy and Danai return in a new series they helped create, one of three new series coming in 2023 that continue the stories of so many iconic and fan-favorite TWD characters."

The as-yet-untitled Michonne/Rick Grimes series is announced as a six-episode show, and was originally announced to be a movie. Danai Gurira and Andrew Lincoln will be reprising their roles in this, of course.

“Rick and Michonne are two of my favorite people and Danai and Andy are two of my favorite people,” The Walking Dead Universe's chief content officer Scott M. Gimple. “Working with all of them continues to be a dream come true. The three of us, along with a terrific team of TWD all stars and incredible new voices, are crafting an insane love epic worth the long, long wait.”

"This has been the most extraordinary journey playing Rick Grimes for the best part of a decade. The friendships I’ve made along the way are deep and lasting, so it’s fitting that I finally get to complete the story with Danai and Scott and the rest of the TWD family. I’m so excited to be returning to the screen as Rick, reuniting with Danai as Michonne, and bringing the fans an epic love story to add to the Walking Dead Universe."

The as-yet-untitled The Walking Dead spin-off is scheduled to debut in 2023.


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