Fans take to social media to express their joy at the Grimes family reunion that occurred at the premiere for The Walking Dead: The One Who Live.
- At the premiere of The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live , Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Danai Gurira (Michonne), and Chandler Riggs (Carl) reunited.
- The reunion has prompted a passionate response from fans on social media, who celebrate the three actors being back together again.
- Carl died in The Walking Dead season 8, but his legacy will likely live on in The Ones Who Live in the form of his dying wish to his father.
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live premiere saw a mini Grimes family reunion, and fans are taking to social media to express their joy. After first airing in 2010, AMC’s The Walking Dead came to an end in 2022, but the world of Robert Kirkman’s comic book series has lived on in the form of various spinoffs. The franchise’s upcoming spinoff, subtitled The Ones Who Live, sees the return of Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes and Danai Gurira as Michonne, following the two characters as they attempt to reunite.
Now, ahead of TheWalking Dead: The Ones Who Live release date, Lincoln and Gurira have reunited with Chandler Riggs, who played Carl, Rick’s on-screen son, in the mainline series. The reunion has prompted an outpouring of love on X, formerly known as Twitter, with users celebrating the three actors being back together again. Check out select reaction tweets below:
Will Carl’s Legacy Live On In The Ones Who Live?
How Chandler Riggs’ Character Has Shaped Rick Moving Forward
After being a staple of The Walking Dead‘s cast since 2010, Rigg’s Carl met his end in season 8, episode 9, suffering a grisly walker bite on a journey back to Alexandria. Carl’s death would go on to flavor the rest of the season, with the character imploring his father to be compassionate and merciful moving forward. It’s Carl’s dying wish that inspires Rick to spare Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) life, ultimately opening the villain character up for a redemption arc in the seasons that followed.
All 11 seasons of The Walking Dead are currently available to stream on Netflix.
What’s less clear is how Carl’s legacy will live on in The Ones Who Live. The show picks up after the events of The Walking Dead‘s series finale, with Rick and Michonne separated, but seeking each other out. On their respective journeys, they will encounter walkers and human enemies alike, with a new CRM commander, Major General Beale (Terry O’Quinn), seemingly poised to represent a fairly major threat. Trailers and marketing materials have, thus far, not included any hints regarding Carl’s legacy, with the focus instead on Rick and Michonne.
While Carl is unlikely to return in the new spinoff, the series will likely see Rick still carrying his son’s dying wish with him. For a time on The Walking Dead, Rick was truly ruthless and would kill anyone in his way, but the upcoming spinoff could see him clutching more tightly onto his humanity in a world that constantly tries to strip it from him. It remains to be seen how The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live will fare with audiences, but it’s evidently exciting to see three core cast members from the show reunited once more.