The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira made a surprise appearance at San Diego Comic-Con to announce a new six-episode limited series about Rick and Michonne that’s currently in the works. The two actors also revealed that a previously-announced series of theatrical films starring Lincoln will no longer be moving forward.
The brand new show, from showrunner Scott Gimple, is described as “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?”
Lincoln and Gurira did not display any hard feelings about the film being canceled and instead shared their excitement about the currently untitled show that they’re working on.
“This has been the most extraordinary journey playing Rick Grimes for the best part of a decade,” said Lincoln. “The friendships I’ve made along the way are deep and lasting, so it’s fitting that I finally get to complete the story with Danai and Scott and the rest of the TWD family. I’m so excited to be returning to the screen as Rick, reuniting with Danai as Michonne, and bringing the fans an epic love story to add to the Walking Dead Universe.”
“Michonne and this TWD family has meant so much to me, and to continue the journey of these beloved characters, alongside Scott and Andy, both creatively and in front of the camera, and bringing The Walking Dead fans something truly special is just glorious,” Gurira said. “I can’t wait to pick up the katana again.”
“Rick and Michonne are two of my favorite people and Danai and Andy are two of my favorite people,” said Gimple in a statement. “Working with all of them continues to be a dream come true. The three of us, along with a terrific team of TWD all stars and incredible new voices, are crafting an insane love epic worth the long, long wait.”
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