In this six-episode limited series, set to broadcast on AMC, audiences will reconnect with Rick Grimes (played by Lincoln) and Michonne (portrayed by Gurira) after their exits from the original series in seasons 9 and 10. The anticipated storyline promises to pick up the narrative threads of these iconic characters, offering fans an exciting continuation of their journeys.

"We've been cooking something up for you all because we missed you and we owe you the conclusion of this story of Rick and Michonne," Gurira shared with the Comic-Con crowd, to which Lincoln enthusiastically added, "I personally can't wait to get my cowboy boots back on and get the band back together."

This is the newest addition to The Walking Dead universe, following the successful first seasons of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon and The Walking Dead: Dead City, both of which aired on AMC in 2023 and are set to return for second seasons.

The spinoff, set to premiere in February 2024 and led by showrunner Scott Gimple, will center around an "epic love story of two characters changed by a changed world". The duo will encounter various challenges in their quest to reunite, navigating both human and zombie threats in the process. Check out the full trailer.

The trailer was dropped on January 10, providing a first detailed look at the upcoming series. In the trailer, Michonne is portrayed tirelessly searching for Rick, who seems to be held against his will by the Alliance of the Three. The preview also provides a sneak peek at Terry O’Quinn in the role of Major General Beale, as well as the return of Pollyanna McIntosh reprising her character Jadis.

 

The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live Premier Date

The premier date for "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live" has been officially set for February 25, 2024. The spinoff, featuring Rick and Michonne, will comprise six episodes and will be available for viewing on AMC and the streaming service AMC+. While it is currently promoted as a miniseries with no confirmed plans for a second season, it's essential to keep in mind that future developments in this regard are always subject to change.

 

The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live' Sets Premiere Date at AMC

What Is ‘The Ones Who Live’ About?

In the midst of secrecy surrounding "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live," AMC has unveiled some crucial plot elements. Described as an "epic love story of two characters changed by a changed world," the series follows Rick and Michonne on a quest to reconnect and redefine their relationship in the midst of an altered reality. Having been husband and wife, the narrative raises intriguing questions about whether they are now adversaries, soulmates, or something entirely different.

The Walking Dead series finale in 2022 brought closure to an 11-season journey for Rick and Michonne. Departing in Seasons 9 and 10, their return hinted at untold stories. Rick's exit involved a bridge explosion and CRM capture in Season 9. In the finale, he escapes wearing a CRM jacket, tossing a bag onto a boat before potential recapture. Michonne finds this bag in Season 10, realizing Rick is alive and setting her on a quest to find him.

In the series finale, Michonne continues her search for Rick. Rick's scene, set at an undisclosed time post-Season 9, implies his years under CRM control. This context may explain his interaction with General Beale in The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, suggesting the series will explore Rick's experiences during this period.

 

"The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live" is set to premiere on February 25, and you can catch it on AMC and the AMC+ streaming app.