The new series is slated for spring 2020 and promises plenty of zombie action and an unexpected connection to the biggest ongoing "Waking Dead" mystery yet.
The long-awaited second spinoff to "The Walking Dead" has finally landed a title, a trailer, a tentative launch date, and a surprising connection to the larger "Walking Dead" universe.
We were also introduced to the big-name star joining the series, as well as the crucial role she'll play that may just connection "The Walking Dead: Word Beyond" to the saga of the missing Rick Grimes.
In a teaser revealed at the end of the midseason finale of "The Walking Dead" on Sunday, fans got their first proper look at "World Beyond." As promised, it focuses on a group of teens and young adults who've grown up in this wasteland of a world fans have been enjoying for a decade across two shows. But now it seems where they've been growing up may be the key to everything.
The biggest mystery of "The Walking Dead" universe is all about CRM and those three interlocked circles. We saw them when Jadis (Polyanna McIntosh) finally convinced the group to come pick her up because she had something they might be interested in, Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes, unconscious after the bridge explosion that has since left his friends believing him dead.
The CRM group has also made appearances in the original "Fear the Walking Dead" series, notably with their storyline involving the crew trapped on a mountain where Althea (Maggie Grace) meets a mysterious woman who arrived via a helicopter with -- you guessed it -- three circles on the side.
We're told these people represent a group that has a plan for the future of mankind. And we've been promised a series of films starring Lincoln that will touch on where he went after that helicopter picked him up, leading fans to believe it would reveal more behind CRM and just what they're up to.
But with still no word as to when those movies might see the light of day, perhaps "World Beyond" will be our next major peek into this long-running mystery.
And suddenly, that third "kid-centric" "Walking Dead" series is starting to look way more important to long-standing "Walking Dead" fans. In fact, it may be the most important thing coming for fans desperately curious about Rick's fate.
"The Walking Dead: World Beyond" is slated to premiere in the Spring of 2020, presumably after the current season of "The Walking Dead" wraps and before "Fear" kicks off its sixth season in the summer.