Rick Grimes disappeared over 5 real-time years in the past from The Walking Dead in the midst of Season 9. Since that point, AMC has made no secret of the character finally returning. This was reportedly alleged to occur in a number of films, and as , the world went into practically as a lot chaos as these characters expertise. Several years and several other spinoffs later, Rick is lastly coming again, lengthy after we obtained affirmation that he was nonetheless dwelling, caught inside CRM custody, and hating each second.
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live will reunite Rick and Michonne after she left the children behind and got down to discover him. This occurred, in fact, years after he fell off a horse ^^ and ended up impaled, escaped from a horde of walkers, and blew up a bridge to avoid wasting his individuals. Then Jadis whisked him onto a CRM helicopter, and that was all she wrote for awhile. Now, let’s atone for what to anticipate from the upcoming sequence.
The Ones Who Live will run semi-concurrently with the Dead City and Daryl Dixon reveals, together with the tip of Fear the Walking Dead. Whether or not which means there might be any reunions (past Rick and Michonne) on this present stays to be seen. Daryl and Carol are off in France at current, so there received’t be bromantic hugs on this first season, which is unhappy.
Additionally, this spinoff’s title leans onerous right into a remnant from The Walking Dead‘s last season, which ran with the recurrent “The Ones Who Live” mantra. The beneath synopsis additionally (paradoxically?) questions whether or not Rick is without doubt one of the so-called “strolling lifeless” already although his bod continues to be kicking. And this sort-of evokes the I Am Legend novel’s revelation of the lead character being the precise monster after the undead grew to become the ruling civilization on earth:
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live presents an epic love story of two characters modified by a modified world. Kept aside by distance. By an unstoppable energy. By the ghosts of who they had been. Rick and Michonne are thrown into one other world, constructed on a conflict towards the lifeless… And finally, a conflict towards the dwelling. Can they discover one another and who they had been in a spot and scenario not like any they’ve ever recognized earlier than? Are they enemies? Lovers? Victims? Victors? Without one another, are they even alive — or will they discover that they, too, are the Walking Dead?
Does this suggestion squash any try for Rick to dwell a peaceable life after a household reunion? We shall see.
First, nonetheless, Michonne will presumably save Rick’s ass after she uncovered his clues that he remained alive. He was saved in CRM servitude, and a sure sneak peak from The Ones Who Live has fueled hypothesis of whether or not or not Rick can have misplaced a hand, as he did within the comics.
More importantly, Rick may need totally gone off the emotional rails. He’d already headed in that course greater than as soon as throughout his last seasons on the unique sequence, and truthfully, I’m shocked that he saved functioning after Negan broke him. That scenario circled, however Rick’s been gone for a few years, away from his literal and adoptive households. Perhaps Michonne can carry him again round to being his regular self, however the synopsis means that their reunion won’t be clean crusing.
Thus far, not one of the new spinoffs have referred to as it quits after one season, and presumably, there may also be a second season for Rick and Michonne. Perhaps the entire reveals will finally collide, too.
Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh) will now make her third sequence look in The Walking Dead after already surfacing in The World Beyond. Other survivors on the scene embody Nat (Matt Jeffries) and an antagonist named Pearl Thorne (Lesley Ann Brandt).
Since we haven’t clarified this already, Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira will clearly reprise their Rick and Michonne roles.
This fifth The Walking Dead spinoff hits the AMC airwaves on February 25 with no phrase but on any advance streaming alternatives on AMC+.
This teaser trailer confirms that Rick has been worse for put on:
As effectively, this sneak peak footage hints on the “loopy love” angle of this present.
The Ones Who Live will lastly carry again Rick on February 25.