The spinoff series is set to debut in February, with new and familiar faces on board.
Published on October 12, 2023
Andrew Lincoln‘s Rick Grimes and Danai Gurira‘s Michonne will return to the small screen on The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live in February, and AMC has released new photos, casting info, and a brief teaser in conjunction with the network’s panel at New York Comic Con. (See the photos and teaser below.)
With the new show, Terry O’Quinn is joining the Walking Dead universe as Beale. The actor is no stranger to survival thrillers, as he spent six seasons trapped on a mysterious island as John Locke on Lost. Meanwhile, Pollyanna McIntosh returns to the world of walkers as Jadis, who previously appeared in three seasons of the main Walking Dead series as well as the spinoff The Walking Dead: World Beyond.
Matt Jeffries will appear on The Ones Who Live as Nat, a new character, and Lesley-Ann Brandt was previously announced as playing Pearl.
In the new teaser, we see flashes of Rick and Michonne separately fighting walkers and looking exhausted, as Rick narrates, “I tried to get away. Please know I tried. I tried, but I failed. Just know I love you.”
The six-episode series recently made headlines when it received a SAG-AFTRA interim agreement to continue postproduction amid the ongoing actors’ strike.
Named after a seminal line from the original show, The Ones Who Live will see Rick and Michonne attempt to reunite after years of separation. Rick exited the original series after he was presumed dead during season 9, while Michonne departed the show during season 10, leaving the group as she searched for Rick. Both Rick and Michonne appeared in the TWD series finale — but not together.
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