Since the original series premiere in 2010, The Walking Dead has ignited fans’ passion for the undead, sparking popular merch ranging from shirts and accessories to whiskey. It’s also sparked popular spin-off series, including Talking Dead (2011) and Fear the Walking Dead (2015). Now, we’ve got another spin-off to look forward to.
Let’s back track. The Walking Dead is about a poor Sheriff Deputy named Rick Grimes who wakes up from a coma just to find out the entire world as he knows it, has been utterly destroyed. Zombies rule the earth now, and Rick must lead a group of survivors to stay alive. It’s a really bad way to wake up from a coma. Like you expect your family to be waiting bedside for you, but instead it’s a hungry zombie trying to tear you apart. Rough.
Talking Dead is just a talk show hosted by Chris Hardwick. He and his guests talk about the most recent episodes of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.
Fear the Walking Dead premiered August 23, 2015. It’s a spin-off, set in Los Angeles, following two families who witness firsthand, the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. I actually like this spin-off better than the original. The Walking Dead skipped a whole lot having the main character waking up to the apocalypse. We didn’t have to see how it started. Fear the Walking Dead takes us through those steps. Still, though, there are at least four teenagers who are part of the main cast. One of them must have seen a zombie movie. How come zombie movies rarely ever exist in zombie movies/television worlds?
Now, the new spin-off doesn’t have a title yet. The exact plot is also unknown, although there have been a few details revealed. The series will focus on the first generation of survivors to come of age in the apocalyptic world as we know it. Known cast members include Nico Tortorella as Felix, Aliyah Royale as Iris and Annet Mahendru as Huck.
This spin-off is set to release in Spring of 2020. But worry not, because there will be plenty of on-screen walkers in the meantime. Fear the Walking Dead season five returned Sunday, August 11. Talking Dead season nine also returned at the end of the episode. The Walking Dead season ten premieres October 6, 2019.