Following The Walking Dead‘s return yesterday for the third phase of its eleventh and final season, AMC has dropped a brand new The Walking Dead Universe trailer, highlighting its expanding franchise. The video also unveiled the official titles for its three upcoming spin-off shows, which are all set to debut in 2023 alongside the eighth season of Fear the Walking Dead.
Formerly titled Isle of the Dead, the Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan-centered spin-off has now been titled The Walking Dead: Dead City, which will find the unlikely pair of Maggie and Negan navigating “a post-apocalyptic Manhattan long ago cut off from the mainland. The crumbling city is filled with the dead and denizens who have made New York City their own world full of anarchy, danger, beauty, and terror.”
The second spin-off series is titled Daryl Dixon, which will revolve around Norman Reedus’ beloved Walking Dead character as he finds himself in Paris, France. The project was initially set as a Daryl and Carol-centered series. However, Melissa McBride exited the spin-off last April in order to take a break from the franchise following her eleven-year run on the main series.
Meanwhile, Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira are set to reprise their fan-favorite roles in the upcoming Rick & Michonne series. “This series presents an epic love story of two characters changed by a changed world,” reads the synopsis (via Comic Book). “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?”
The Walking Dead is a story that started 10 years ago with one man trying to find his family. That family grew, and gradually communities took shape. They fought and survived, thrived, and gave birth to a new generation. It is a tale of humankind, and there are more stories to tell.
Based on Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard’s comic series of the same name, the series is executive produced by Kirkman, Scott M. Gimple, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert, Joseph Incaprera, Gale Anne Hurd, Denise Huth, and Angela Kang, who is returning as the showrunner for the final installment.