First look at Rick and Michonne’s The Walking Dead spinoff

The Walking Dead fans rejoice! The wait to see fan-favorites Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) back on our screens has been agonizing, and plagued with setbacks. Remember the planned trilogy of Rick Grimes movies? They’re not happening anymore. Instead, we’re getting a six-episode miniseries — and it has just entered production!

The currently untitled series will be the third Walking Dead spinoff to air following the conclusion of the mothership show. First, we’ll see Maggie and Negan head to New York City in Dead City, which airs in April. And later this year, a show chronicling Daryl Dixon’s adventures in France will premiere. In between those, the final season of Fear the Walking Dead will air too. Exciting times ahead!

The Rick and Michonne show is perhaps the most anticipated of them all. With long-time showrunner Scott Gimple working on it and Lincoln and Gurira both serving as executive producers as well as starring, things are looking good.

The show will mark the first appearance of Rick since he left The Walking Dead proper in season 9; Michonne departed a season later. With filming currently taking place in New Jersey, the marketing team is teasing the big reunion. Take a look at this behind-the-scenes photo:

Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

And how about this image, showing their hands clasped together once more. Emotional yet? I am.

Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Of course, the duo both featured in the series finale of The Walking Dead, but only briefly. Rick appeared to be in trouble with the Civic Republic, and Michonne was out in the wilderness on her own.

What will the Rick and Michonne Walking Dead spinoff be about?

Yes, our beloved Rick and Michonne are returning, but it’s not going to be smooth sailing. It seems like they’re going to start off on opposite sides of the battlefield. At least, that’s what the logline appears to imply:

The 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?

It remains unclear whether we’ll see any other stars of the main series on this show. It would be amazing to see Rick finally meet Rick Grimes Jr., the son he doesn’t know he has.

We can expect the show to continue the Civic Republic storyline. In his final moments on The Walking Dead, Rick was taken away, severely injured, in a Civic Republic helicopter alongside Jadis (Pollyanna Macintosh).

The six-episode spinoff series is set to debut next year on AMC and AMC+. Not long now! And we have plenty of Walking Dead content to enjoy in the meantime…

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