Ever since it was announced by AMC that there would be three Walking Dead movies featuring Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) after his departure from the original television series, fans have been wondering when they will premiere. Now, there is some news pertaining to where the Rick Grimes movies will air.
SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses the mid-season finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 9. Please proceed with caution if you have not yet viewed this episode and wish to avoid spoilers.
The mid-season finale episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 9 showed Rick Grimes nearly die from an explosion before he was rescued by Anne (Pollyanna McIntosh). The episode showed Rick being transported to medical assistance via helicopter. As far as the rest of the communities were concerned, though, Rick perished when the bridge exploded.
As for what happens to Rick after he is rescued by Anne’s group, viewers will have to wait until the trio of Walking Dead movies is released. While AMC was quick to announce this new platform within The Walking Dead universe, there were very few details about when or where these movies would appear.
Now, according to Skybound’s The Walking Dead Fan Mailbag, further news has emerged regarding this trio of movies.
Are the Rick Grimes movies only going to be airing on TV or is there a chance we could be able to see at least one of them in theaters?— what (@ncxaesthetic) December 17, 2018
“There are a lot of details that still have to be sorted out for the Rick Grimes movies, but for now, the plan is to air the films on AMC,” Skybound posted in response to a fan’s query about the Rick movies.
As Cinema Blend points out, it looks likely that it will be some time before these movies will air. But at least fans know that they will be available on AMC upon their release.
In fact, it is unclear yet even if scripts have been written or any other forms of production have been started regarding these movies. So, once more, fans will have to continue to be patient while AMC sorts out all the finer details of this new slew of movies in The Walking Dead universe.
Season 9 of AMC’s The Walking Dead will return to AMC on Sunday, February 10, 2019. The show is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. ET.
According to The Walking Dead comic book website, the following synopsis for the second half of Season 9 of The Walking Dead has also been released.
“The Walking Dead Season 9 finds our groups of survivors, both old and new, continuing to deal with the impact of events that took place during the six years that have passed. Since the disappearance of Rick, many of these characters have become strangers to each other, and in some ways, strangers to themselves. What they do know is that they are in undeniable danger. They will soon realize the world just beyond does not operate as they thought. The group’s rules and ways of survival no longer guarantee their safety. A whole new threat has crossed their paths, and they soon discover it’s unlike any threat they have encountered or endured before. The group will start to question what they think they see. What may appear to be normal in this post-apocalyptic world could actually be more disturbing and terrifying than when the apocalypse first broke out. All that is certain is the stakes are high and numerous.”