The moment every Rick and Michonne fan has been waiting for is also at our doorstep! The new The Walking Dead spin-off, The Ones Who Live, was announced and in only four months, we’ll finally be able to see the iconic post-apocalyptic couple on screen again. Let’s take a look at what we know so far.
The Ones Who Live Will Air February 2024
It seems to only make sense to air this new show during the month of love. No official dates have been released yet but it would be funny to see it air on the 14th, Valentine’s Day. However, it seems to be falling on a Wednesday, and judging on The Walking Dead content airing on Thursdays and Sundays, it probably won’t be the case.
During New York Comic-Con on October 12, AMC dropped some interesting info about the new series coming in February. Pollyanna McIntosh is making a comeback as Jadis from The Walking Dead, and Lost’s Terry O’Quinn is stepping into the role of Beale. Also, keep an eye out for Matt Jeffries, who’ll be showing up as Matt. All of them are joining the previously announced Lesley-Ann Brandt, set to play Pearl.
The show’s journey began in July 2022 when Scott M. Gimple, Andrew Lincoln, and Danai Gurira made the big announcement at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Both Lincoln and Gurira eagerly agreed to step back into their iconic TV roles. This new series is set to have a compact run of six episodes, designed as a limited series from the get-go.
In April 2023, it was initially named “The Walking Dead: Rick & Michonne,” but then, come July 2023, it got a new title – “The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live.” Which makes more sense since it was said so many times by Rick himself during his time on screen.
The synopsis of the new spin-off simply reads “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?”
Entertainment Weekly has affirmed that the six episodes initially believed to be a limited series are, in fact, the inaugural season of an ongoing series. Yet, Andrew Lincoln shared in a fan video that the show will indeed be a six-episode limited miniseries.
The folks at ComicCon also were treated to even more thrilling content from The Walking Dead Universe. This included a fresh scene from the last six episodes of Fear the Walking Dead, which starts its run on Sunday, October 22 at 9/8c on AMC and AMC+.
Are you excited about this new series? Or, perhaps miniseries as it is unsure at this point. We will definitely keep you up to date so stay tuned for more news about The Ones Who Live!