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The Walking Dead: World Beyond sets premiere date

AMC sets a safe premeire date for The Walking Dead: World Beyond. When can you expect to see this YA trip into walker world? We’ve got the details!

The Walking Dead: World Beyond did not have a title when it was announced last July. AMC finally revealed the title when they dropped the first trailer in late November. It feels kind of rushed. It’s as if the Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) spinoff movies were not moving as quickly as desired. So this young adult portion of The Walking Dead Universe was pushed in front of the public with not much more than a proof of concept trailer.

Executive producers Scott Gimple and Matt Negrete did a good job casting a mix of solid veteran actors and fresh faces. That cast includes Juliette Binoche (Clouds of Sils Maria), Natalie Gold (Succession), Al Calderon (Step Up: High Water), Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Nico Tortorella (Younger), and Ted Sutherland (Rise).

They join previously announced cast members Nicolas Cantu (The Amazing World of Gumball), Aliyah Royale (The Red Line), Hal Cumpston (Bilched), and Alexa Mansour (The Resident). The group of younger folks set out in the trailer to experience the world without protection from walkers. They want to do this while they’re young and before the world beyond is civilized again. The early tag line seems to be to “Make life matter.”

Per a report from Collider, The Walking Dead: World Beyond will premiere at 10:00 PM EDT on Sunday, April 12. That’s right after the season finale of The Walking Dead’s tenth season. That’s the same safe landing pad that Fear the Walking Dead is used to getting. That’s no big surprise. What is a surprise is another tidbit from the Collider report. The show is only slated to run for two seasons.

AMC is said to be testing out that approach to some of its newer, niche series. I’m sure there are analytics to back up the move. But, it seems more natural to take a trilogy approach to seasons. If you have a hit, you’re at least able to generate anticipation for the third and final season. I really wonder if people will feel the need to watch season two live. The approach seems more fitted to a streaming service where you could binge it. But, we will find out in April!

Are you excited for the premiere of The Walking Dead: World Beyond? Who do you think the big bad will be? Let’s discuss in the comments!

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