When Andrew Lincoln exited the series during the ninth season the talks were to have him reprise his role as Rick Grimes in a trilogy of films made for AMC. Now, years later, the home of The Walking Dead announced at San Diego Comic-Con the movies will transformed into a limited six-episode series airing in 2023.
Rick will be joined by his love interest Michonne from the original series, reprised by Danai Gurira. Michonne was last seen on season 10 of The Walking Dead when she embarked on a journey to find Rick.
Scott M. Gimple, Chief Content Officer for The Walking Dead, is excited to get Gurira and Lincoln back on AMC. “Rick and Michonne are two of my favorite people, and Danai and Andy are two of my favorite people. Working with all of them continues to be a dream come true.”
The series is expect to wrap up their storylines and tie a nice little bow on them. “The three of us, along with a terrific team of all-stars and incredible new voices,” Gimple added, “are crafting an insane love epic worth the long, long wait.”
With more and more spin-offs coming from the TWD tv universe, it is nice to see the creative team going back to the original characters. Rick and Michonne’s show will join the Negan and Maggie “Isle of the Dead” series and the untitled Daryl series.
AMC simply put “The new world NEEDS Rick and Michonne” and the couldn’t be more correct.
The Walking Dead Comes From Great Roots
The Walking Dead was adapted from the Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard comic book series by the same name. The trio first released the comic on Image Comics in 2003. Rick and Michonne are characters whom appear in the comics, their first appearances coming in the first issue and issue 19 respectively.
Kirkman and Adlard ended the comic book series with issue 193. The television universe has drifted from the original material, but still has its roots dug into the world the creators thought up.