Rick Grimes Takes Spotlight in Upcoming The Walking Dead Films

first_img The latest episode of The Walking Dead might have left audiences in complete shock, but the series isn’t over yet. The Walking Dead Universe’s next chapter will highlight the fate of another major character: Rick Grimes.Today, AMC announced that a new series of AMC Studios Original Films will focus on Grimes, who was mortally wounded, picked up by a helicopter, and flown to an unknown destination in the latest episode of The Walking Dead series. The films, which will be under the creative direction of AMC chief content officer Scott M. Gimple and star Andrew Lincoln, will highlight Grimes’ battle with zombies and survival in a new place. AMC said production for the Rick Grimes films will likely start early next year.These films are the latest initiatives of Gimple’s multi-year plan for The Walking Dead Universe, which allegedly has other projects in the works, including additional digital content, specials, and series. Some of the stories will break into new creative territory of The Walking Dead, while others will be familiar to fans who’ve been following the show for nearly a decade.“These films are going to be big evolutions of what we’ve been doing on the show, with the scope and scale of features, said Gimple. “We’re starting with the first part of the continuing story of Rick Grimes, and there is much more on the way, featuring yet-unseen worlds of The Walking Dead and faces from the show’s past, as well as new characters we hope to become favorites, told by TWD veterans and emerging voices.”More on Geek.com:11 Superhero Movies Still Stuck in Development Hell7 Horror Movies You Forgot Were Great ‘ Good Guys’ in Superhero Movies Are More Violent Than Villains Vintage Shelf: Spike Lee Brings the Heat in ‘Do The Right Thing…Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week Stay on targetlast_img read more