Even though AMC’s The Walking Dead has concluded, that hasn’t stopped the slew of spinoffs that are either currently under development (Rick & Michonne) or months away from premiering (Dead City). Although these spinoffs look promising, in every sense of the word, there is one we’re a little hesitant about: Tales of The Walking Dead.
The six-episode spinoff, Tales of The Walking Dead told several different stories, ranging from two coworkers suffering from a Groundhog Day-style scenario to a couple seeking shelter in a haunted house, to a backstory of the already-established villain, Alpha. While we had high hopes that this spinoff would be an interesting take on people who both experience victories and tragedies in the walker (zombie) apocalypse, we were left feeling very underwhelmed and unsatisfied.
With the exception of the Alpha episode, titled “Dee”, the remaining episodes were lacking a lot of depth, and ironically any sense of structure or heart. Which is a shame considering the cast included the talents of Parker Posey, Poppy Liu, Jessie T. Usher and Jillian Bell.
The spinoff has a 5.9 out of 10 rating on IMDB and it barely passed 50% by audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. So, when we found out the spinoff isn’t renewed but is getting a spinoff itself, we weren’t surprised but aren’t thrilled about it either.
What is the title of the Tales of The Walking Dead spinoff?
The spinoff currently titled as, More Tales From the TWDU, “will feature six episodes that will tell stories within the expanding zombie TV franchise. Gimple will be developing the project for AMC’s Content Room, which specializes in digital original series. The series will differ from Tales of the Walking Dead by having short-form stories within the episodes.”
Like everything else TWDU related, we’re willing to give the show a chance. What we’re hoping could be a good sign that AMC was paying attention to the multitude of issues from Tales of The Walking Dead, is the following, “because the new anthology series’ working title is specifically More Tales From the TWDU, it may have a stronger focus on connecting different parts of The Walking Dead universe. This implies that pre-established characters could be a major focus of the series, bringing old faces back to the world of the dead.”
The truth of the matter is Alpha’s episode was the best out of the six, because we were already familiar with her. As cruel and coldhearted as she was, she was intriguing enough to warrant a backstory that people actually wanted to see.
There are several TWD characters we’d love to see and learn more about. New characters are always welcome, but only if their story makes it worthwhile.
How do you feel about Tales of The Walking Dead returning for another season? Did you watch season 1?
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