“The Walking Dead” boss Scott M. Gimple offers a teaser for the upcoming Daryl and Carol spinoff that will apparently be a 30 episode limited series…
Once “The Walking Dead” comes to a close with season 11, a new spinoff focused on Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) will debut on AMC to carry the story forward.
For the first time since the spinoff was announced, “Walking Dead” chief content officer Scott M. Gimple gave a little bit more insight into the upcoming show including the revelation that the series will run for 30 episodes.
Add to that, Gimple teased the potential for past characters from “The Walking Dead” to appear in the upcoming spinoff series with the main focus remaining on Daryl and Carol.
“The next chapter with Daryl and Carol will be a great deal about discovery,” Gimple said during a special preview of ‘The Walking Dead’ on AMC. “A new world, a new tone, a new frontier of story and purpose all while carrying the lessons learned from the people who have made up their apocalypse family, their hard won victories and painful losses.
“Maybe, just maybe, these characters might be comfortable enough in their own skins — and I don’t mean in the Alpha kind of way — rest assured, we will be throwing a hell of a lot at them to make them uncomfortable but there’s an incredible 30 episodes ahead of heroism and horror that completely re-contextualizes the world of ‘The Walking Dead’ and sets the stage for all that’s to come. With Daryl and Carol and the stories alongside theirs, hopefully with a lot of the faces you’re seeing on the screen right now, there’s a universal story ahead. ‘The Walking Dead’ lives.”
The plans for “The Walking Dead” spinoff came on the heels of the announcement that the flagship series would come to an end after a super-sized season 11 that is expected to debut on AMC in 2021.
The final season of the long running show will go for 24 episodes spread over two years, which means the series won’t actually end until sometime in 2022 (assuming there are no further interruptions with filming due to the coronavirus pandemic).
Obviously, plot details about the Daryl and Carol spinoff won’t be made available any time soon because both characters are still a major part of the main “Walking Dead” series still in production.
Another spinoff titled “Tales from The Walking Dead” will also follow the conclusion of the flagship series. That show will be an anthology that will feature stand alone stories set in “The Walking Dead” universe that could involve past characters or brand new characters who will be introduced week to week on the series.
Next up for “The Walking Dead” will be the long awaited season 10 finale that was delayed because production on the episode couldn’t be finished due to the COVID-19 outbreak. That final episode will now air on Sunday, Oct. 4, which then sets the stage for the final season of “The Walking Dead” in 2021.