AMC announces the future of The Walking Dead franchise

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead: Dead City Season 1 - Photo Credit: Peter Kramer/AMC
Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead: Dead City Season 1 - Photo Credit: Peter Kramer/AMC /

The Walking Dead is undoubtedly the AMC Network’s most successful series, with the franchise’s main series coming to a close in 2022. However, given the franchise’s success, the world of the zombie apocalypse is far from over, with multiple spinoffs recently having their launch windows confirmed by the network.

AMC released a statement regarding The Walking Dead’s many spinoffs.

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Kim Dickens as Madison – Fear the Walking Dead Season 8 – Photo Credit: Lauren ‘Lo’ Smith/AMC /

The first piece of news regarding the franchise is that its first spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead, will come to an end with its eighth season. The series, which initially started as a prequel to the main show, is said to have its final season be split across two parts at six episodes a piece, with the first part starting on May 14, 2023. The 12-episode season is also set to feature the return of the original lead character, Madison, who will be a series regular again for the show’s final season.

Now, to move on to the shows that have yet to come out, two of the spinoffs that are currently in the works are The Walking Dead: Dead City and The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon. Dead City will be the next spinoff and is a series that will dive even deeper into the incredibly complicated Maggie and Negan relationship. The Walking Dead: Dead City is looking for a release sometime in June 2023. As for Daryl Dixon, this is a show that will follow the titular character as he travels through a zombie-filled France, with the series looking to air sometime in 2023.

Finally, there is of course the hotly anticipated Rick Grimes and Michonne TV series, which currently remains untitled. The fan-favorite characters are set to receive their spinoff show sometime in 2024, with the series’ synopsis promising an intriguing yet highly complicated relationship between the two characters.

Notably, there was one show not mentioned in AMC’s press release, Tales of the Walking Dead, leaving the show’s fate as a mystery as it has neither been canceled nor renewed for a second season. However, at the end of the day, even though Fear the Walking Dead is coming to its conclusion, fans of the series still have plenty to look forward to in 2023 and beyond, as AMC is sure to be hesitant to let go of this mega-success of a franchise.

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