AMC’s “The Walking Dead” comes to an end in November, but the franchise isn’t going anywhere with at least three new spin-offs on the way alongside the returning “Fear the Walking Dead”.
One of those spin-offs is “Rick and Michonne,” a six-episode prestige mini-series focusing on the couple who served as essentially the ensemble show’s leading characters for years.
Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira will reprise their roles of Rick Grimes and Michonne, respectively for the mini-series, which had its formal announcement at San Diego Comic-Con back in July.
All we know is that the series will provide their characters with some much-needed closure, but this week Gurira confirmed toshe has now been credited as co-creator of the program and is also writing for alongside writer-producer Scott Gimple. Gimple says Gurira has found it exciting to help build the show:
“She challenges me, I challenge her, and neither one of us lets the other off the hook. In life, I’m more a character actor; Danai is a lead. When we’re working, when we’re pitching, when we’re just dealing with life stuff – it’s a good combo. [She’s] incredibly creatively ambitious. [Danai] wants to do new, signature work – stuff that isn’t out there currently. She doesn’t want to settle in any way. It’s the best creative energy to be around.”
Gurira also confirmed the Rick and Michonne spinoff will start shooting in January, with an airdate expected to be sometime next year.