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Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira Are Reuniting For New 'Walking Dead' Spin-Off

Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira Are Reuniting For New 'Walking Dead' Spin-Off

'TWD' stars Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira surprised fans at Comic-Con to reveal the long-awaited Rick Grimes movie will be a 6-hour show instead.

The Walking Dead universe just invited some old members. 

Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira reunite in Rick Grimes and Michonne Spinoff. The two actors revealed in a surprise appearance at the last-ever The Walking Dead San Diego Comic-Con panel on Friday. The limited series will consist of six episodes and is expected to premiere next year. 

Credits: GettyImages | Picture by Kevin Winter
Credits: GettyImages | Picture by Kevin Winter

Reads the synopsis for the series set to reunite Rick and Michonne: "This series presents an epic love story of two characters changed by a changed world. 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? Are they enemies? Lovers? Victims? Victors? Without each other, are they even alive — or will they find that they, too, are the Walking Dead?"

Credits: GettyImages | Picture by Kevin Winter
Credits: GettyImages | Picture by Kevin Winter

"This is a moment fans of The Walking Dead have been waiting for since Rick disappeared in the helicopter early in season nine, and Michonne journeyed away on a quest to find him the following season," said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks. "What a great surprise for the fans at this final Comic-Con for the series that launched this universe and made television history. We couldn't be more excited for a truly epic series finale later this year and to see Andy and Danai return in a new series they helped create, one of three new series coming in 2023 that continue the stories of so many iconic and fan-favorite TWD characters." 

Credits: GettyImages | Picture by Kevin Winter
Credits: GettyImages | Picture by Kevin Winter

The Walking Dead movie trilogy was planned by Gimple with franchise creator Robert Kirkman. Gimple will act as the showrunner for the untitled trilogy (as of now) Rick and Michonne spinoff. Lincoln and Gurira will also serve as executive producers on the series. 

Credits: GettyImages | Picture by Kevin Winter
Credits: GettyImages | Picture by Kevin Winter

"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," Gimple said. "The three of us, along with a terrific team of TWD all stars and incredible new voices, are crafting an insane love epic worth the long, long wait."

Credits: GettyImages | Picture by Kevin Winter
Credits: GettyImages | Picture by Kevin Winter

Said Lincoln: "This has been the most extraordinary journey playing Rick Grimes for the best part of a decade. The friendships I've made along the way are deep and lasting, so it's fitting that I finally get to complete the story with Danai and Scott and the rest of the TWD family. I'm so excited to be returning to the screen as Rick, reuniting with Danai as Michonne, and bringing the fans an epic love story to add to the Walking Dead Universe."



 

Gurira echoed the sentiment of her co-star, saying in a statement,: "Michonne and this TWD family has meant so much to me, and to continue the journey of these beloved characters, alongside Scott and Andy, both creatively and in front of the camera, and bringing The Walking Dead fans something truly special is just glorious. I can't wait to pick up the katana again."  

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