Scott M. Gimple, the creator of The Walking Dead, provides an upbeat update for Tales of the Walking Dead season 2. Tales of the Walking Dead, the first anthology series in the zombie franchise, debuted on AMC in August 2022. There are six separate episodes in the series, each of which focuses on a different character, setting, or period of time in the world of The Walking Dead. While the show introduced viewers to new characters, episode 3 focused on the fan-favorite Walking Dead antagonist Alpha, revealing her origin story and how she came to be the Whisperers’ leader. Despite receiving mixed to positive reviews, Tales of the Walking Dead has not yet been renewed for more seasons.
Gimple gives a positive update for Tales of the Walking Dead season 2 in an interview with Collider. Although Tales of the Walking Dead’s conclusion didn’t leave viewers wanting more, according to Gimple, he would still like to return to the anthology series in the future. Read Gimple’s complete remarks below:
“Oh, yeah. I hope we do. We’re focusing on these classic characters, this year. The thing with Tales, it didn’t end on this cliffhanger where you’ve gotta get back to that. It’s an anthology show. So, I’m hoping that we can get back to it, but it’s probably gonna be catch all as catch can, as far as within all the other shows. This year, though, is about focusing on these classic character shows, but also, we’re still wrapping up Fear the Walking Dead. And then, there are other projects that have been on the burner, as well. We’re getting the next phase ready.”
What Will Happen Next with the Walking Dead Franchise?
Gimple is eager to get back to Tales of the Walking Dead and discover new stories from the Walking Dead canon, but he already has a lot on his plate with the upcoming spinoff series. The Walking Dead’s series finale debuted last November, but it had been known earlier in 2022 that beloved characters would continue to appear in future episodes. It was revealed throughout the year that there’d be three forthcoming spinoff series, each of which would center on iconic Walking Dead characters and carry on their stories.
The Walking Dead: Dead City is the first of these upcoming spinoffs, and it stars Maggie (Lauren Cohan) & Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as they travel through New York City together. Dead City will be the initial of the new Walking Dead spinoffs to debut, despite there being no official release date as of yet; the series’ official release date is June 2023. Then, in the television series Daryl Dixon, Norman Reedus will return to the role of Daryl, an archer who explores post-apocalyptic France. Although a release date has not yet been set, AMC is anticipated to air the series in late 2023. The long-awaited return of Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes and Danai Gurira’s Michonne will finally occur in 2024 with the release of the spinoff Rick & Michonne, which will examine the lives of the adored characters since their departures from The Walking Dead.
The first Walking Dead spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead, will begin its final season on May 14 in addition to the lineup of new spinoffs. Eighth season will be split into two halves, each with six episodes. It might still be a while before other projects begin development given the busy year and a half the Walking Dead franchise has had. Gimple’s remarks regarding a potential Tales of the Walking Dead season 2 are encouraging, though, and more installments of the anthology series may be on the horizon.