AMC Networks debuted their official teaser trailer for The Walking Dead’s next major spinoff series which is set to feature the return of Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes and Danai Gurira’s Michonne, titled The Ones Who Live.
During AMC’s panel at New York Comic Con yesterday – which CoveredGeekly attended and covered live inside here – The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live teaser trailer dropped publicly, featuring plenty of new footage to break down.
One detail that stands out above the rest is that Lincoln’s Rick Grimes seems to have lost a hand and replaced it with some sort of prosthetic limb, similar to how Rick Grimes lost his hand in the original comic book series.
Has Rick Grimes’ Hand Been Cut Off?
At around the 6 to 7-second mark in the latest teaser trailer for The Ones Who Live, it seemingly appears that Rick Grimes’ left hand has been replaced with a shiny metallic contraption – leading fans to begin theorising that he’s lost his hand.
Ross Marquand’s character Aaron went through an identical situation in the main series that was a clear homage to Rick Grimes’ original comic storyline. Rick losing his hand was something fans expected to happen in the main series ever since the Governer entered the scene, the villain who cut Rick’s hand off in the comics.
However, it never came to pass, unless the franchise intends on showing a handless Rick Grimes in his first spinoff series The Ones Who Live – it’s likely, but this is a character detail that hasn’t been officially confirmed as of yet.
Interestingly, the teaser trailer doesn’t feature one single shot of Rick with two hands, which only creates more fuel for the theory that his hand will be missing – but if it is, did it happen before or after, and will fans get to see how it happened? The Walking Dead fans will find everything outcome next February when the series begins premiering its episodes on AMC and AMC+, you can watch the trailer below thanks to their official YouTube channel.
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live is scheduled to premiere in February 2024, on AMC and AMC+.