The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live
Official cover art
Created by
Based on
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
  • Scott M. Gimple
  • Danai Gurira
  • Andrew Lincoln
  • Denise Huth
  • Brian Bockrath
Production locationNew Jersey
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production companyAMC Studios
Budget82.75 million[1]
(13.7 million per episode)
Original release
ReleaseFebruary 25, 2024 (2024-02-25)
The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live is an upcoming American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series created by Scott M. Gimple and Danai Gurira for AMC. It is set after the conclusion of the original The Walking Dead series, with Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira and Pollyanna McIntosh reprising their roles. The Ones Who Live will be the sixth spin-off and overall seventh television series in The Walking Dead franchise.

The Ones Who Live is scheduled to premiere on February 25, 2024, on AMC and AMC+.

Cast and characters


No.Title [4]Directed by [5]Written by [5]Original air date [6]U.S. viewers
1"Years"Bert & Bertie[7]Story by : Scott M. Gimple & Danai Gurira & Andrew Lincoln
Teleplay by : Scott M. Gimple
February 25, 2024 (2024-02-25)TBD
2"Gone"Bert & BertieNana Nkweti & Channing PowellMarch 3, 2024 (2024-03-03)TBD
3"Bye"Michael SlovisGabriel Llanas & Matthew NegreteMarch 10, 2024 (2024-03-10)TBD
4"What We"Michael Slovis[8]Danai Gurira[8]March 17, 2024 (2024-03-17)TBD
5"Become"TBATBAMarch 24, 2024 (2024-03-24)TBD
6TBATBATBAMarch 31, 2024 (2024-03-31)TBD



The series was announced in July 2022 by Scott M. Gimple, Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Lincoln and Gurira signed on to reprise their respective roles from the television series.[9] The series will consist of six episodes and is intended to be a limited series.[10] The series was titled The Walking Dead: Rick & Michonne by April 2023,[11] then retitled to The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live in July 2023.[12]


The series was created by Gimple and Gurira, who will also write for the series, with Gimple serving as showrunner.[13] The series was set up by The Walking Dead's series finale "Rest in Peace", which featured the return of Rick and Michonne.[14]


Principal photography began on February 15, 2023,[15] and wrapped on May 29, 2023,[16][13] under the working title Summit.[17] Pollyanna McIntosh was spotted on set filming in New Jersey in March 2023.[18] Additional filming and ADR would resume during the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike due to an agreement between AMC and SAG-AFTRA.[19]


The series is scheduled to premiere on February 25, 2024.[20]


Critical reception

The review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 92% of 12 critics gave The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live a positive review.[4]


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  2. ^ Petski, Denise (March 6, 2023). "'The Walking Dead': Lesley-Ann Brandt Joins Andrew Lincoln & Danai Gurira Spinoff". Deadline. Retrieved July 22, 2023.
  3. ^ a b Rice, Lynette (October 12, 2023). "'The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live': AMC Drops New Trailer For Spinoff Premiering In February". Deadline. Retrieved October 12, 2023.
  4. ^ a b "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on February 15, 2024. Retrieved February 15, 2024.
  5. ^ a b Hansen, Renee (January 24, 2024). "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live all the details we far!". Undead Walking. Retrieved January 31, 2024.
  6. ^ "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 15, 2024.
  7. ^ Grobar, Matt (May 17, 2022). "'Hawkeye' And 'Troop Zero' Director Bertie Signs With Range". Deadline. Retrieved May 17, 2023.
  8. ^ a b Rick & Michonne Reunited! - Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira - The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live. February 7, 2022. Event occurs at 3:20–4:50. Retrieved February 8, 2023 – via YouTube.
  9. ^ Bankhurst, Adam (July 22, 2022). "The Walking Dead Spin-Off Starring Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes and Danai Gurira's Michonne Announced for 2023". IGN. Retrieved July 22, 2022.
  10. ^ Ross, Dalton (July 22, 2022). "Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira crash The Walking Dead Comic-Con panel with Rick and Michonne news". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  11. ^ Bonomolo, Cameron (April 17, 2023). "New Walking Dead Universe Short Form Series Ordered at AMC". Retrieved April 18, 2023.
  12. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (July 21, 2023). "'Walking Dead' Spinoffs 'Dead City,' 'Daryl Dixon' Renewed at AMC". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 21, 2023.
  13. ^ a b Jones, Tamara (October 28, 2022). "'The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira Writing Rick/Michonne Spin-Off, Credited as Co-Creator". Collider. Retrieved November 21, 2022.
  14. ^ Ross, Dalton (November 20, 2022). "The Walking Dead finale ending with Rick and Michonne explained". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  15. ^ West, Amy (February 15, 2023). "'The Walking Dead shares first look at Andrew Lincoln in Rick and Michonne spin-off'". GamesRadar. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  16. ^ O'Rourke, Ryan (May 29, 2023). "The Walking Dead's Rick and Michonne Spin-Off Wraps Filming". Collider. Retrieved May 30, 2023.
  17. ^ "Production Weekly - Issue 1327 - Thursday, December 8, 2022 / 94 Listings - 20 Pages - Production Weekly". Production Weekly. December 8, 2022. Retrieved December 11, 2022.
  18. ^ Bojalad, Alec (March 23, 2023). "The Walking Dead: Rick and Michonne Set Photos Show Off Andrew Lincoln's New Look". Den of Geek. Retrieved March 26, 2023.
  19. ^ White, Peter; Rice, Lynette (August 31, 2023). "'The Walking Dead' Spinoffs & 'Interview With A Vampire' To Resume Production As AMC Networks Strikes Significant Agreements With SAG-AFTRA". Deadline. Retrieved August 31, 2023.
  20. ^ Wu, Valerie (November 19, 2023). "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live Sets Premiere Date at AMC, Drops Teaser". Variety. Retrieved November 20, 2023.