The Walking Dead gave fans a lot to celebrate today as a universe. Tales of the Walking Dead and the flagship series dropped trailers teasing upcoming action. And several members of The Walking Dead‘s current cast and crew came together for the show’s final panel. While we love to see fun clips and actor chatter, there were still a few questions on fans’ minds about Rick Grimes. And, the chief content wizard (a made up yet fun title by yours truly) behind the Walking Dead universe, Scott Gimple, gave some Rick Grimes and Michonne answers at the end of panel, complete with a new spinoff series and a big surprise.
It’s been a very, very long time since we got the announcement that Rick Grimes would be in his own trilogy of movies. Almost four years ago, to be exact. And outside of a teaser showing a helicopter going into a city and a few small tidbits, there hasn’t been much news on that front. We know he’s with Jadis and we know Michonne is out there somewhere looking for him.
But it always felt weird to have to very major characters from The Walking Dead like Rick Grimes and Michonne just out in the world. But we had to continue on and just wonder when, if ever, we would get more news about the Rick Grimes movies. Until now.
A Rick Grimes and Michonne Series Is Coming Soon
Yes! A Rick and Michonne series is coming our way in 2023! Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira hit the stage at the very last minute. The series will start with six-episode and serve as a final farewell to their story. No, there won’t be Rick Grimes movies, though. Sadness. But we did get a wonderful new poster for with a message that has her katana across it! Right now details about the Rick and Michonne series are sparse but we do get a little bit of a synopsis from AMC:
This series presents 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. Can they find each other and who they were in a place and situation unlike any they’ve ever known before? Are they enemies? Lovers? Victims? Victors? Without each other, are they even alive — or will they find that they, too, are the Walking Dead?
Rick and Michonne are coming back to the Walking Dead universe, baby!