The Walking Dead universe gave us some truly lovely gifts at New York Comic Con 2023. Fans are pretty hype that Carol will join Daryl in the second season of his spinoff series. But the real big news came in the form of a brief yet action-packed teaser trailer for Rick and Michonne’s spinoff series, The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live. The last glimpse we got came from Michonne’s perspective with Rick simply walking towards the screen like his true boss self. This time, the trailer is coming from Rick Grimes’ POV as he hints at what he’s gone through. And, if that weren’t enough, The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live delivered new photos, casting news, and a firmer release date window. Let’s get into all of this Richonne goodness.
What Happens to Rick Grimes in the Trailer for The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live?
Considering this clip is less than a minute long, there’s not a ton that goes down. Rick’s voiceover is a clear message to Michonne about his years of trials and tribulations:
“I tried to get away…please know I tried. I tried but I failed. Just know…I love you.”
That alone is enough to make Richonne lovers squee with delight. But it is also sad because many years have gone by since the pair were together. Rick has a son that he doesn’t even know exists and a daughter who is a teenager by now. We get to see Rick take down some gnarly walkers, including one that is glowing like an ember. Some fans are speculating that Rick is missing a hand in this shot but it looks more like he’s holding some sort of weapon to me.
We can also see that he’s at some CRM location and killing walkers there, which could have been his primary job at some point. As usual, Rick looks sweaty, bloody, and a little wiley. The trailer also shows a cell phone with Michonne’s image etched on it as well as her taking down a walker with her infamous katana. We can’t wait to see more from this series.
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live: Casting Announcements and New Photos
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live will bring back Pollyanna McIntosh as Jadis. This isn’t shocking considering she’s the one who took Rick away in that helicopter. Terry O’Quinn and Matt Jeffries will portray Beale and Nat, respectively. They will join Lesley-Ann Brandt as Pearl. Of course, this universe is far past any comic source material, so they are original characters. We don’t know how they fit into this narrative but those details should be coming soon. Everyone looks really awesome in these new photos, though.
What Is the Release Date for The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live?
We don’t have an exact date for this series; however, we now know the month. The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live will bring Rick and Michonne back to our screens in February 2024. That’s only four months away! We can’t wait to witness their journeys back to each other.