The Walking Dead boss Scott M. Gimple revealed at this year’s New York Comic Con that the main idea for the franchise at the moment is to bring all spinoffs together for one big crossover event – something fans have been waiting for since the spinoffs began all the way back with Fear the Walking Dead.
Currently, the franchise’s spinoffs include Fear the Walking Dead (which is set to end soon), Dead City and Daryl Dixon (which have both been renewed for second seasons), and lastly, the Rick Grimes and Michonne spinoff series The Ones Who Live – starring fan favourites Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira.
Walking Dead Spinoff Crossover Details
All that was said about the future crossover plan, besides the details mentioned above, is that the idea is for the crossover to be a series – not a movie – similar to how the Rick Grimes spinoff turned from a 3-movie-deal to an AMC+ streamer.
Despite Fear the Walking Dead coming to an end in its final season later this year, rumours that some of the show’s characters will survive through future spinoffs have been tossed around online with some having a fair amount of weight to them.
Additionally, Lennie James’ last episode in the final season shows his Morgan Jones picking up the radio as he attempts to contact Lincoln’s Rick Grimes – moments after confirming to his daughter that he’s only leaving to go and find his old buddy. This alone was a clear indicator that the creators behind the lens have much bigger plans in store for the future, but why end Fear if that’s the case? Because AMC has a new format for the franchise, 6 or so episodes instead of multi-part 12-24 episode seasons.
Similar to Netflix and Prime Video series, AMC has been working toward modernizing The Walking Dead Universe’s formula and judging by the streamer’s viewership record-breaking numbers, it’s been working.
It’s safe to assume that any characters alive in the universe of The Walking Dead have a fair chance at teaming up in the crossover series, maybe to even fight the current baddies known as the Civil Republic and their sinister CRM.
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon premieres its first season’s finale this Sunday on AMC and AMC+.