The Walking Dead: World Beyond, the third series in the zombie franchise, is on track for its fourth quarter premiere. According to Deadline, the series is wrapping up post-production as we speak and at this time, there are no plans to delay the show further.
The new series will focus on the first generation to have grown up during the zombie apocalypse.
Naturally, this opens up the series for a cast of talented young actors. Annet Mahendru (The Americans), Aliyah Royale (The Red Line), Nico Tortorella (Scream 4), and Nicolas Cantu (Dragons: Rescue Riders) will all be featured in the upcoming series.
This is good news for AMC. Many networks are facing uncertain third and fourth quarters due to productions being shut down across the board in the wake of Covid-19.
The first Walking Dead series began back in 2010 based on the graphic novels written by Robert Kirkman. In the ten years since its inception, we’ve seen almost a complete turn over in the cast with new characters coming onto the scene and almost the entirety of the original cast leaving the show.
That original series was followed by Fear the Walking Dead in 2015. The show focused on families fighting for survival as the zombie plague that had already spread throughout the south finally made its way to Los Angeles.
It’s a smart move, at this point, focusing on the children who grew up with this plague hanging over them. The possibilities are endless, really.
iHorror will keep you posted on premiere dates for The Walking Dead: World Beyond as they become available.