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Andrew Lincoln Addresses How The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live Explores Uncharted Storylines

Andrew Lincoln says The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live will expand the franchise’s universe.

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead


  • “The Ones Who Live” will expand the universe of The Walking Dead by delving into the narrative voids left by the main storyline, focusing on the adult protagonists.
  • The addition of new plotlines, including Michonne’s mission to rescue Rick Grimes from the enigmatic CRM, promises to inject new vigor into the saga and explore untold stories of beloved characters.
  • The shadowy CRM, a militaristic behemoth with extensive reach and mysterious motives, serves as the antagonistic force in the series, adding complexity and danger to the post-apocalyptic world.

The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live is set to broaden the horizons of its pre-established universe. Andrew Lincoln, the venerable actor behind the iconic Rick Grimes, explains how the new Walking Dead spinoff will expand the franchise’s universe.

During a revealing session at the TCA Press Tour (via Screen Rant), Lincoln shared insights into the creative ambitions behind “The Ones Who Live.” Characterizing the series as “operatic,” he emphasized the intention to delve deeper into the narrative voids left by the main storyline, focusing on the overarching activities of the series’ adult protagonists. This approach not only aims to enrich the storyline but also to offer a grander scale to the narrative canvas of The Walking Dead. Lincoln shared:

“We wanted to sort of make it a bit more operatic and hopefully shade in a universe [of] what the grownups have been doing while we’ve been scrabbling around in the dirt for 10 years.”

The pivotal element of this new chapter is the reconnection between Michonne and Rick Grimes, a role reprised by Danai Gurira. The series picks up with Grimes’ mysterious circumstances, having been last seen in the clutches of the enigmatic CRM, and Michonne’s determined mission to rescue her estranged husband. The addition of these plot lines promises to inject a new vigor into the saga, bridging gaps and exploring the untold stories of its beloved characters.

A collage of images from The Walking Dead The Ones Who Live including Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, and Pollyanna McIntosh
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The antagonistic force in “The Ones Who Live” is the shadowy CRM, a militaristic behemoth whose influence spans the continental United States. This organization, previously hinted at in various franchise iterations, represents a formidable challenge to our protagonists. The CRM’s extensive reach and mysterious motives add layers of complexity and danger to the narrative, promising to unveil new dimensions of the post-apocalyptic world.

Unraveling the Mysteries of Rick, Michonne, and the CRM in The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live

Rick’s integration into the CRM, his status ambiguous after a decade within its ranks, and Michonne’s relentless pursuit, are central to the series’ intrigue. Their individual journeys, peppered with unanswered questions and speculative paths, are pivotal to the expansion of the franchise. The series is poised to unravel these mysteries, providing depth and context to the sprawling universe of The Walking Dead.

“The Ones Who Live” elevates beyond a mere sequel, venturing into exploration and innovation in a universe aging gracefully with its admirers. By venturing into the unknown with familiar faces, the series aims to offer a fresh perspective on the zombie apocalypse, one that is as dark and enthralling as the world it depicts.

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