Hall H of the San Diego Comic-Con played host to its Walking Dead panel yesterday, and while fans were served up new trailers for the final episodes of the main series and the new anthology spinoff Tales of the Walking Dead, but the biggest news was reserved for the very end of the presentation.
Making a surprise appearance, Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira revealed that Rick and Michonne are set to make their return next year – not in the long-planned Rick Grimes theatrical movie however, as that has now been reworked into a six-part limited series on AMC.
While details on the news series are scarce, we do have the following synopsis:
“This 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?”
The as-yet-untitled series continues AMC’s expansion of The Walking Dead Universe, with upcoming projects including Norman Reedus’ Daryl (But Not Carol) and Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Isle of the Dead.