Its hard to kill a zombie and even harder to kill a show about zombies. That’s why The Walking Dead is getting yet another spin-off show, titled The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live. This time we’re following the show’s original protagonist, Rick Grimes, and his katana-wielding wife Michonne as they set out to explain how the two would eventually find each other again after the end of The Walking Dead.
Weirdly, the new teaser trailer for The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live focuses more on the actors behind these characters than the characters themselves. We see flashes of Michonne stabbing zombies and bits of Grimes looking mournful in between interviews with their actors hyping up the show. Andrew Lincoln, who played Rick Grimes for ten years before he left The Walking Dead to spend more time with his family, promises to give at least some answers to where his character went, while Danai Gurira hypes up the relationship between her Michonne and Lincoln’s Grimes.
Its an odd way to promote a show, but it feels very much like AMC are banking on nostalgia and curiosity from fans to drive viewership. The last time we saw either character was in the final episode of The Walking Dead, when Rick was being arrested and Michonne was searching for him. It felt like an obvious set up for a future series, which was announced only a few months earlier at San Diego Comic Con 2022. There were a lot more plot details shown in the NYCC teaser trailer in October.
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live premieres on February 25, 2024 on AMC.
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