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“Tales of the Walking Dead” Gets a Release Date

AMC has announced last Monday that Tales of the Walking Dead, the latest show set in Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead universe, will premiere on Sunday, August 14 at 9 p.m. on AMC and AMC+.

Tales of the Walking Dead is not a serial story like its mother show, but an anthology made up of six one-hour standalone episodes. Each of the episodes will focus on stories featuring POVs of new and familiar characters from the universe.  

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has said in the past that Tales will explore different things than what was seen in the main series and that fans would get the chance to see the return of characters that died at some point in The Walking Dead.

He also talked about the possibility of Tales having more than one season. 

“We’re hopeful that it’ll last past the first season. There’s not any kind of cap on what we’re doing, we’re just trying to make the best season possible, to begin with, and see how things go from there,” he said in an interview. “I think it’s a tremendous opportunity to explore many different aspects of the Walking Dead Universe, to be able to jump forward and backward in time, and also do things that are much different from what we’ve done on The Walking Dead thus far. So I think it’ll be a really cool show, but we’re gonna see how things go.”

AMC has also announced that the first two episodes will be available on AMC+ at the same time. AMC+ subscribers will also get the chance to watch the remaining four episodes a week early, starting from August 21.

Among the cast is Olivia Munn (X-Men), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Danny Ramirez (On my block), Olivia Munn, Samantha Morton, Parker Posey, Anthony Edwards, Poppy Liu, Jillian Bell, Loan Chabanol, Embeth Davidtz, Jessie T. Usher, and Daniella Pineda among others. 

AMC has also released seven first-look photos from the show, where we can get a peek at the cast in different situations. 

Although The Walking Dead has had its official ending, there is still a lot to explore in the zombie franchise. A Daryl spinoff is in production, and a new spin-off will see Negan and Maggie head to NYC. These new productions will be joining the four previous and very successful universe expansions: Torn Apart (2011), Cold Storage (2012), Fear the Walking Dead (2015), and World Beyond (2020). Series producer Michael Satrazemis directed three of the episodes. Directors Haifaa al-Mansour, Deborah Kampmeier, and Ron Underwood worked on the remaining three. Scott M. Gimple is the executive producer of this new rendition as well, and showrunner Channing Powell also wrote and produced this new miniseries as well as The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.

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