AMC Gives Update On The Walking Dead Spin-Offs Amid Strikes

The CEO of AMC Networks, Kristin Dolan, has said the WGA and SAG/AFTRA strikes will not affect their programming until “well into 2024,” according to a report from Deadline. It’s good news for fans of The Walking Dead, as it means the upcoming Rick and Michonne spin-off, recently allocated the official title of The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, is still expected to premiere in 2024, after production wrapped earlier in the year. 

The Walking Dead: Dead City debuted in June, featuring Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in New York, and the Daryl Dixon spin-off, The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, is scheduled to hit screens in September. 

“We greatly value the work of our creative partners and hope these disputes can be resolved as quickly and fairly as possible,” Dolan said. “In the short term, the reality for AMC Networks is that we have a pipeline of finished shows that will allow us to continue to serve our viewers across all of our platforms for the remainder of this year and well into 2024.”

The Walking Dead’s flagship series reached a conclusion following the eleventh season in 2022. However, the new wave of spin-offs will keep The Walking Dead universe alive for a few more years to come. To further confirm that the series still the legs to build on the spin-offs already on the air, the two shows were recently renewed for second seasons with the network. The strikes may hinder the production on later seasons, but rest assured, there’ll be plenty of television from the horror-drama to watch for the time being.

The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, according to an official synopsis via Comic Book, represents “an epic love story of two characters changed by a changed world. 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.”

Matt Bailey

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