If you continue to must meet up with The Walking Dead: World Beyond, some data gained from the 2021 San Diego Comic-Con panel with the forged and crew of the spinoff could also be incentive. Now touted as a two-part restricted collection, whose second season/half will premiere on Oct. 3, stands alone as a YA journey collection set on the planet of The Walking Dead, however will join this rising related universe in additional definitive methods than ever.
Explanations are coming. Worlds can be joined. “It’s more discovery,” TWD chief content material officer Scott Gimple mentioned when requested to characterize World Beyond. “This season especially tells sort of these in-between stories to really big things happening in the universe.” Chris Hardwick, who moderated all TWD panels at SDCC, in contrast World Beyond to grout. You learn that proper. Grout. It’s not essentially the most flattering metaphor, however Gimple agreed that it was apt. “It really does fill in some story gaps or story knowledge that the audience doesn’t have,” he mentioned.
The first half, or first season, has already accomplished this a bit. For these not within the know, the Civic Republic Military, which has appeared briefly on The Walking Dead after which a bit extra on Fear The Walking Dead, is a serious a part of World Beyond. Any data we get about this mysterious group in World Beyond informs their involvement and their motives within the different exhibits, in addition to the general state of the zombie apocalypse and post-apocalyptic society within the universe. A key a part of defogging that thriller is knowing the timeline, as a result of the CRM’s goals and management might have modified over time.
The Comic-Con panels additionally clarified the place The Walking Dead and its spinoffs happen in relation to one another in time. Fear The Walking Dead remains to be, or as soon as once more, a prequel to the opposite collection within the TWD prolonged universe. There might have been a interval between time jumps the place Fear was happening at across the identical time as The Walking Dead, however that’s now not the case.
Next in time is World Beyond, which takes place within the center. (You know, like grout.) Gimple mentioned that it takes place after the brand new season of Fear The Walking Dead, which is at present experiencing a nuclear holocaust on prime of all the pieces else, however earlier than the present season of The Walking Dead. It might even happen earlier than the CRM kidnapped Rick Grimes, however that’s nonetheless unclear. World Beyond might simply as simply be occurring within the six 12 months hole that succeeded that tragic occasion. All we all know is that The Walking Dead, which is getting into into its eleventh and remaining season, takes place furthest sooner or later.
Speaking of the previous fearless chief, one factor World Beyond will not function or present solutions about is the present location of Rick Grimes, despite the fact that he was taken by the CRM. Maybe the timeline has one thing to do with that. But Gimple clearly said these solutions usually are not coming on this specific spinoff, and in a world the place so many teases come within the type of cliches like “never say never” and “anything is possible” it’s refreshing to get a straight reply, even when its a destructive one.