Uh, does anyone here still watch The Walking Dead? I’ve fallen out of it ever since they hid Glenn under the dumpster, but I occasionally fast-forward through the big “event” episodes. While I was trying to peacefully watch Better Call Saul, I was greeted with loud advertisements touting “RICK GRIMES’ FINAL EPISODES,” so I decided to see just how the show would deliver. Without giving away the ending, they found a way to continue to keep Andrew Lincoln on the franchise, with AMC planning at least three(!) feature-length projects with the Rick Grimes character.
The films will likely air on AMC, and will be written by Scott M. Gimple, who ran the show from seasons 4 to 8 before leaving the show to become the totally-not-made-up chief content officer for AMC’s The Walking Dead franchise as a whole—because we need a giant franchise for some reason. AMC and Gimple seem to think that they can make their own cinematic universe within a single TV network, with Morgan spinning off and making Fear the Walking Dead his own show, and now with these spin-off movies with Rick Grimes at the center.