The still-untitled series focuses on the younger generation born into the world of The Walking Dead, children who never experienced a zombie-free existence.
The first trailer sees the young cast venturing out into the wild in an effort to rid their world of zombies. “It may take generations to reach the level of sophistication our science will need,” one character states.
“They’ve grown up in the apocalypse,” Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple said of the new series at New York Comic-Con (via The Hollywood Reporter).
“They’re aware of walkers. They haven’t interacted with them. They’ve been [living] beyond walls. That makes any journey they need to make incredibly dangerous. They are affected in different ways by what happened. They don’t remember much of a world without walkers. This is the normal world for them, but they’ve been apart from it. They’ve been in safety. There’s a quest aspect to this show. They’re going somewhere. They have to leave this place of safety to put themselves in a position where they have to fight for their survival and what they believe in. It’s a different kind of story in the world of The Walking Dead, and it introduces a new world.”
The still-untitled series, out in Spring 2020, follows the show’s first spinoff Fear the Walking Dead. The franchise is also spawning off into Rick Grimes-led feature films. Season 10 of The Walking Dead begins Sunday, October 6th.