AMC signs an agreement with SAG-AFTRA to resume production for TWDU and Interview With The Vampire

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 18 - Photo Credit: Eli Ade/AMC
Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 18 - Photo Credit: Eli Ade/AMC /

For those AMC fans worried about the future progress of The Walking Dead universe spinoffs and the upcoming second season of Interview with the Vampire you can worry no more. Deadline has reported that AMC has inked a deal with SAG-AFTRA for an interim agreement that allows The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, and Anne Rice’s highly acclaimed Interview with the Vampire to resume filming.

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon was deep into filming before the strike occurred. The series, which includes Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride, was currently filming season two and has filmed two parts of three. Things will be looking to heat up in France again very soon. And with Carol around it’s a safe bet there will be fire.  As for season one, its debut will be on September, 10th on AMC at 9 PM ET.

Daryl Dixon washes ashore in France (which is where the zombie virus started)and struggles to piece together how he got there and why. The series tracks his journey across a broken but resilient France as he hopes to find a way back home. In time he is tasked with the job of delivering a young boy named Laurent (who is said to be the revival for humanity) to a place where he can fulfill his destiny. In return, he will be gifted with a way to return home to his family.

The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live series wrapped filming months back but it looks like they have a little more left to film. The show is rumored to begin airing in February of 2024. There is some post-production and ADR work that needs to be perfected for Rick and Michonne’s enormous return. Scott Gimple and AMC want nothing but perfection. Fans have tremendous expectations with the long-awaited return of the one and only Rick Grimes.

The love story between Rick and Michonne was changed by a world that is constantly changing, will they find themselves in a war against the living or will they discover that they too are The Walking Dead? Later in 2024, there will be 6 episodes that will tell us if this dynamic duo will end up with the happy ending they deserve or falter to the elements of the apocalypse.

AMC’s Interview with the Vampire was a mega-hit in its debut season for the network. I expect those numbers to continue to grow as the most highly anticipated program AMC has to offer. It is expected to premiere in early-to-mid 2024. Interview with the Vampire had to halt production in July when the strike began. Filming will resume shortly in Prague.

The future is bright for the network with these three shows and I understand AMC’s willingness to make a deal now to not hold their fans in suspense any longer.

There are some other series on different networks that have signed an interim agreement to resume their filming as well. It is the most significant agreement between the guild and a network since the SAG-AFTRA strike started. It will give hope for other networks to follow. A few other series have also made agreements with the guild and those are the faith-based series The Chosen, Apple TV’s Tehran, and the series Hal and Harper as reported by Deadline.

Interview with the Vampire ended their first season with 7 episodes. TWD: Daryl Dixon will carry 6 episodes in its first season and TWD: The Ones Who Live will also carry 6 episodes for the conclusion of the Rick and Michonne story.

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