Comic-Con 2020: ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ Teaser Reveals October Release Date

The Walking Dead has been a staple of AMC for more than a decade, and if you thought it was ready to be buried, think again. The zombie franchise continues to expand, and credit to them, new series The Walking Dead: World Beyond actually feels different than either of the two previous shows. For one, this one is less about zombie apocalypse, and more about young people who are finding a way to live.

A new trailer has debuted as part of Comic-Con @ Home, and it’s…well, upbeat is probably too strong of a word. But if you’ve seen trailer for The Walking Dead before, especially from Comic-Con, then you know they tend to be EXTREMELY dark and grim. Well, World Beyond isn’t quite like that, nor should it be.

The series follows the first generation of teens to grow up during a time when the undead walk the Earth. While there’s still plenty of zombie bashing and blood-flying gore, the tone is definitely closer to a CW series or a John Green adaptation than what we’re accustomed to from The Walking Dead.

A fresh-faced cast leads the way, including  Nico Tortorella, Annet Mehendru, Alexa Mansour, Aliyah Royale, Hal Cumpston,, Nicolas Cantu, and Emmy-winner Julia Ormond. World Beyond was co-created by Scott M. Gimple and showrunner Matthew Negrete. AMC will launch the series on October 4th at 10pm.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.