The newest “Walking Dead” series will only be a limited series as revealed recently at the Television Critics Association winter meetings…
“The Walking Dead: The World Beyond” already has an expiration date.
Ahead of the debut of the third series set in “The Walking Dead” universe, it’s now been revealed that the show will only be a limited series rather than an ongoing show with no particular end date in mind.
“World Beyond” is a two-season closed-ended series that will tell a very specific and distinct story.” AMC president Sarah Barnett revealed when speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Association winter meetings.
“The Walking Dead: World Beyond” is set at a period of time when the first generation of children are growing up long after the zombie apocalypse began. The new series joins the flagship show “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead,” which are both ongoing shows on AMC.
Here’s the synopsis of the new show via AMC:
“Two sisters along with two friends leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, known and unknown, living and undead, on an important quest. Pursued by those who wish to protect them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and transformation unfurls across dangerous terrain, challenging everything they know about the world, themselves and each other.”
The new “Walking Dead” series is expected to tie back to the upcoming movies that will see Andrew Lincoln return as Rick Grimes. While it’s not clear exactly how the new show will connect to the upcoming “Walking Dead” movies, Julia Ormond has already been announced as “Elizabeth,” who is the leader of CRM — the mysterious group that rescued Rick after he was nearly killed blowing up a bridge in an attempt to save his friends during “The Walking Dead” season 9.
“The Walking Dead: World Beyond” will debut at 10 p.m. on Sunday night, April 12 following the season 10 finale of “The Walking Dead.”