The Rick and Michonne get-together has begun. On February 13th, production on the Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira-starring The Walking Dead spin-off secretly began in New Jersey.
Lincoln was seen on set reprising his long-running role as Rick Grimes. The six-episode first season of Walking Dead: Summit will shoot in Carlstadt, New Jersey, and Atlanta, Georgia, through March 16th, according to the film and television production tracker Productionlist.com.
The Walking Dead spin-off, which was originally planned as a trilogy of feature films starring Andrew Lincoln, will now debut on AMC and AMC+ in 2024. AMC first revealed the project as a new series at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2022.
The last time viewers saw Rick and Michonne together was in Lincoln's series finale episode in 2018, but they did appear separately in the coda sequence that concluded in The Walking Dead's November 2022 season finale.
Thespin-off from showrunner Scott M. Gimple tentatively titled The Walking Dead: Rick & Michonne, follows the couple "in a romantic saga of the dangerous road to each other, and the only road they must find with each other, cornered by a new civilization and hordes of the dead."
As well, we've got updates from the set of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon in the form of a social media share from Norman Reedus on the Paris set seen below & five additional cast members Including, Louis Puech Scigliuzzi, Ann Charrier (The Last Deadly Mission), Romain Levi (The Tunnel), Laika Blanc Francard (MyNight), Eriq Ebanouey (Fox Hunt), and Ann Charrier (The Last Deadly Mission).
According to AMC's logline: "In The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, Daryl washes ashore in France 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. As he makes the journey, though, the connections he forms along the way complicate his ultimate plan."
The original plan for the project was for Melissa McBride to reprise her role as Carol and for Reedus' Daryl to appear together in the show. However, McBride withdrew owing to scheduling conflicts brought on by the show's French filming, and the series was revised to depict Daryl's solo journey.
The storyline is a curious one, to say the least. Not the only American who feels out of place in Paris is Emily. Daryl Dixon, who we last saw racing off on his motorcycle to go hunt for Rick and Michonne, finds himself in France in an absurd turn of events.
We don't yet know how he gets there, which is obviously going to be important and perhaps humorous given that there is an ocean between where he was last seen and where he ends up.
Daryl Dixon will only have six episodes, according to an uncited Wikipedia note. But hey, do you recall another first season that only had six episodes? The Walking Dead, indeed.
Stay tuned while we wait for confirmation that Daryl Dixon will consist of six episodes.
Fear the Walking Dead: The Final Season - Part 1 will debut on AMC and AMC+ on May 14th. The Walking Dead: Dead City will debut in June, and The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon will air later in 2023. In 2024, The Walking Dead: Rick & Michonne will make its debut. Be sure to stay tuned for more news!