Within the considerations for spinoffs of The Walking Dead as the main series nears its true finale, chief content officer Scott Gimple reveals that the AMC zombie saga might continue in animated form. There are guaranteed spinoffs in the form of a Carol and Daryl series and Tales of the Walking Dead. With Tales, the franchise will introduce new characters and revisit familiar faces for short, episodic arcs. With the new series which brings a whole new storytelling format to the AMC franchise, Gimple suggests that animated episodes are certainly on the table and actually a goal.
“I will say that one thing I’m looking at hard is animation,” said Gimple. “I mean, [Robert Kirkman] has a lot of talent around that, so that’s one-stop shopping for me. [World Beyond co-creator Matt Negrete] and I actually come from animation. We worked initially together in animation back in the day. And then we also went to college together. … But I mean, Invincible is going to be a really interesting thing to see. Hour long animation? And the comic is fun, but it’s not a comedy and it gets super dark and dramatic, regularly. So I can’t wait for that. And Kirkman might lead the way on that too. It may lead us right back to a Walking Dead animated series.”
The Walking Dead: World Beyond airs Sundays at 10pm ET, following new episodes of Fear the Walking Dead at 9pm ET on AMC. The Walking Dead will return for 6 more episodes of Season 10 in the Spring. The 11th and final season of The Walking Dead will begin airing in the Fall of 2021.