With a global pandemic shutting down businesses and forcing people to stay indoors due to fear of becoming infected, there isn’t a whole lot separating the world of “The Walking Dead” and our current society. Well, except for the fact that zombies don’t exist. But hey, 2020 is only half-way through, so we can’t rule out anything at this point. But just because Rick Grimes and the characters of “The Walking Dead” have survived their pandemic doesn’t mean the real-life folks behind the scenes are able to keep filming.
Much like the rest of the film and TV industry, the folks working on “The Walking Dead” and the upcoming Rick Grimes spin-off feature, specifically, are in a holding pattern waiting for the go-ahead to keep filming. That being said, in a new interview with Comicbook.com, ‘Walking Dead’ creator Robert Kirkman assures fans that the Rick Grimes spin-off is actually going to be even better given the delay in production.
“There’s tons of stuff going on behind the scenes. I don’t want anyone to think that we’re just kind of waiting around for this pandemic to end,” Kirkman explained. “I would say that, if anything, the pandemic is going to make a lot of movies better. I think the Rick Grimes movie chief among them, just because we’re getting a lot more time to cook this thing and make sure it’s perfect.”
He added, “But when things do quiet down, you guys are going to hear a ton more about this movie.”
Unless you’ve been following “The Walking Dead” over the past couple of years, you probably are confused about what the hell is a Rick Grimes movie and why is it different than the TV series? Well, the character of Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) was the star of ‘Walking Dead’ before he was airlifted to an unknown location via helicopter a season or two ago (they all blend together, honestly). Now, the film that is in production is set to follow Grimes as he attempts to survive…elsewhere.
The Rick Grimes film is part of a potential new film franchise for the character and serves as yet another spin-off to the mothership series, “The Walking Dead.” We’ll just have to see if fans are willing to dive back into the post-apocalypse when we’re currently seemingly teetering on the edge of our own.