During this week’s Television Critics Association’s 2023 Winter Press Tour, AMC gave Walking Dead fans a bit clearer picture of when the franchise’s spinoff series will debut. While the information is light on hard premiere dates, there were some long-awaited descriptions along with a timeline for when we can expect each new series to debut.
Fear the Walking Dead Season 8
The Walking Dead franchise’s first spinoff series closes out with season eight, which is slated to premiere May 14, 2023 on AMC and AMC+. According to Germain Lussier at Gizmodo, the season will be split into two six-episode blocks. After the first half is concluded, the second half will debut later in 2023 on a date that has yet to be revealed.
Read AMC’s official description of Fear the Walking Dead‘s eighth season below:
The eighth season of Fear begins after the conclusion of Season 7, when Morgan’s (Lennie James) and Madison’s (Kim Dickens) hopes to rescue Mo from PADRE did not go as planned. Now, Morgan, Madison and the others they brought to the island are living under PADRE’s cynical rule. With our characters demoralized and dejected, the task of reigniting belief in a better world rests with the person Morgan and Madison set out to rescue in the first place — Morgan’s daughter, Mo.
The Walking Dead: Dead City
We still don’t have an exact release date, but it’s been revealed that the Maggie/Negan miniseries will debut in June of this year. Read AMC’s official description of The Walking Dead: Dead City below:
A new series set in The Walking Dead Universe, starring Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead: Dead City envisions the popular Maggie and Negan characters traveling into a post-apocalyptic Manhattan long ago cut off from the mainland. The crumbling city is filled with the dead and denizens who have made New York City their own world full of anarchy, danger, beauty, and terror. Eli Jorné, who has been a writer and co-executive producer on The Walking Dead for multiple seasons serves as showrunner and executive producer on the series, which is overseen by Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe. Cohan and Morgan also serve as executive producers, along with Brian Bockrath.
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon
No exact release date for this one either, but AMC says that the series will debut in the second half of 2023. Read the official synopsis (via Marco Vito Oddo at Collider) below:
In The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, Daryl (Norman Reedus) washes ashore in France and struggles to piece together how he got there and why. The series tracks his journey across a broken but resilient France as he hopes to find a way back home. As he makes the journey, though, the connections he forms along the way complicate his ultimate plan.
It’s good to hear that how Daryl ended up in France is going to be a focal point of the series. I can’t be the only one wondering how the heck they were going to make that work.
Untitled Rick & Michonne spinoff
Once again, no release date has been set. AMC says that the series will debut sometime in 2024 with production ramping up this year. Read the network’s official description (via Jennifer Maas at Variety) below:
Kept apart by distance. By an unstoppable power. By the ghosts of who they were. Rick and Michonne are thrown into another world, built on a war against the dead… And ultimately, a war against the living. Can they find each other and who they were in a place and situation unlike any they’ve ever known before? Are they enemies? Lovers? Victims? Victors? Without each other, are they even alive — or will they find that they, too, are the Walking Dead?
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