Rick Grimes Movie
Will there be a Rick Grimes movie?
When the film was first announced, David Madden, president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV, and AMC Studios, said,
“We believe this is a world and narrative with many possibilities and opportunities for character development, and we’re excited to expand the series into a franchise that can live across multiple formats.” “For many years, fans have discussed what they want to see in the apocalypse, and now we have the opportunity to explore those storylines, beginning with the figure who started it all, Rick Grimes.”
The film, starring Andrew Lincoln and scripted by Scott M. Gimple, Chief Content Officer for The Walking Dead Universe, will be the first in a series of AMC Studios Original Films.
Is there going to be a Rick Grimes spin-off?
On July 22, fans were treated to a surprise appearance and announcement by Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira at The Walking Dead’s final Comic-Panel in San Diego. The two walked on stage to inform they had a new Rick and Michonne spin-off series coming to AMC.
“There will be six episodes on AMC+ showing in 2023, so there will be a lot more to speak about next year,” Lincoln told the Hall H gathering. “I can’t wait to put back on my cowboy boots and get the band back together.”
Details were scarce aside from EW confirming that the project would be a continuous series rather than a one-season trip. On AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe Preview 2022, though.
What happened to the movie with Rick Grimes?
The Walking Dead movies were first revealed in 2018 as a trilogy by chief content officer Scott Gimple.
The first of the films was supposed to illustrate where Rick Grimes was taken away after his character left The Walking Dead in the ninth season.
“The first film [in the Walking Dead trilogy] will explore the story of where Rick is transported and what he faces in a new area of the zombie apocalypse,” an AMC blog at the time said, but it has since been removed.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, a teaser featuring little more than a title card. The Philadelphia skyline was shown, possibly hinting at the location of the first film.
Meanwhile, Jadis was the last person to see Rick alive in World Beyond. It was heavily hinted there that she turned Rick over to the Civic Republic Military as a “B” subject. What happened to him, on the other hand, was never properly addressed.
Finally, at SDCC 2022, it was announced that The Walking Dead films had been scrapped and would be replaced by a limited series centered on Rick Grimes. Lincoln and Gurira will both reprise their series roles.
The project, which will have six episodes, will premiere in 2023.