Even More Walking Dead Spinoffs On The Way?

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Scott Gimple says he wants more alking Dead spinoffs beyond the ones that have already been announced.

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown
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The Walking Dead may have aired its series finale, but that doesn’t mean the executive producer and chief content officer, Scott Gimple, is done with the world. In a recent interview with AMC, Gimple teased that even more Walking Dead spinoffs were on the way.

AMC’s zombie-apocalypse series ended on November 20, after 12 years on the air. The show, which had 11 seasons, already has a number of spinoffs that have either already been created or are in the works. Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, and Tales of the Walking Dead have all been released, with three more Walking Dead spinoffs officially announced.

Despite the plethora of undead content, Gimple has more stories to tell. Gimple told AMC that while the main focus is on the announced spinoffs, he hopes to do more in the future. In fact, he’s already working on new characters, mythologies, and situations.

Fear the Walking Dead was the first Walking Dead spinoff. It was released in 2015 and was greenlit for an eighth season that will release in 2023. The show acts as a sort of prequel for the apocalypse series and follows a family in California as they react to the beginnings of the zombie outbreak.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond was the second Walking Dead spinoff. It was released in 2020 and wrapped in 2021 after two seasons.

Gimple’s current focus seems to be on the third Walking Dead spinoff, Tales of the Walking Dead. This series is freshly released and premiered in August 2022. The anthology series breaks the typical chronology of a television show.

Instead, it focuses on individual stories in every episode that bounce back and forth along the show’s timeline, with some episodes taking place pre-apocalypse and some even after the original show’s conclusion.

Terry Crews on Tales of the Walking Dead

This type of format allows Gimple to explore stories and characters on a more individual level, and then each story eventually ties into the show’s overarching plot. Gimple has expressed that he wished to have a lot more of the original characters featured in the spinoff and hopes to get a chance to do that in the future.

Meanwhile, Gimple is expanding the Walking Dead universe, and he hinted at having several more projects and possible spinoffs that could be released in the future. “I have a lot of dreams of doing more,” he said in the AMC interview.

For now, it seems those dreams are being left on the back burner to simmer, though they haven’t been abandoned. Gimple said that the Walking Dead team is working on these projects, though they’re taking their time. 

It’s understandable that it might be a while before these new mystery Walking Dead spinoffs are revealed, as AMC already has a lot of Walking Dead projects currently happening. Upcoming Walking Dead spinoffs, The Walking Dead: Dead City and The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, will be released in 2023.

An untitled six-episode Rick and Michonne series has also been announced for release in 2023.

It seems that AMC has plenty of flesh-eating thriller content to keep audiences happy while Gimple continues to explore what possible futures the franchise might hold.