North America’s obsession with the undead has resulted in numerous television series & films being created. The Walking Dead from Robert Kirkman is the most influential zombie-themed television property worldwide, with the main show accumulating its series finale with season eleven. There’s also Fear the Walking Dead, the spinoff show that’s had six seasons. Fans of the long-time running shows are looking forward to “The Walking Dead: World Beyond” being released on October 4th, 2020. It’s the 3rd spinoff series for Robert Kirkman’s zombie franchise and will continue the decade-old TWD Universe.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond is taking a different approach from the previous two shows. Its tone has changed & the perspective of each character is more complicated than ever seen in TWD. Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, and Matthew Negrete all confirmed that their 3rd spinoff series would comprise of two seasons. Each series will maintain 10-episodes before concluding, with the third season not viable under Robert Kirkman’s vision for World Beyond. The show centres around four teenagers growing up ten years after the zombie apocalypse broke out. They’re the first generation after billions had died, and that anger-fueled violence won’t be their immediate answer towards every situation.
It’s known that Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, and Matthew Negrete have hired the three primary teens for TWD World Beyond. Aliyah Royale, Annet Mahendru, and Nico Tortorella have been employed for the core cast. There’ll be an influx of additional younger actors. It appears that Robert Kirkman is trying to repeat the success of “The Walking Dead” with TWD World Beyond, reaching a newer audience that isn’t familiar with the brand.
Innocence is Key
Under that approach, Robert Kirkman & the additional showrunners are taking an innocent approach with World Beyond. There won’t be an extensive level of violence associated with this series. It’ll instead focus on innocent decisions these teenagers make & how it evokes safety amongst their community.
Robert Kirkman issued an official statement on The Walking Dead: World Beyond, expressing that it’s tonally different from FTWD and TWD. Kirkman promised that this series focuses on innocence and finding solutions towards the trauma they felt in their childhoods. Most of these teenagers are without their parents.