Speculation Sees ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ And ‘World Beyond’ Featuring During Virtual San Diego Comic-Con


With the threat of the coronavirus pandemic still an issue, it was decided that the San Diego Comic-Con would be canceled this year. However, a virtual version of it will exist over the same weekend. Now, rumors are starting to circulate that AMC’s Walking Dead spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead and World Beyond could premiere during the event.

According to Fansided, The Walking Dead: World Beyond could premiere at this year’s virtual San Diego Comic-Con. In a separate article, they also state that Fear the Walking Dead could air as well.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the first season of AMC’s spinoff series World Beyond was set to premiere after the Season 10 finale of The Walking Dead. However, when the coronavirus pandemic shut down production, this was delayed. Since then, it was expected that World Beyond would premiere in the fall. It was also believed that Season 6 of Fear could debut after the new series concluded.

It certainly makes sense for AMC to give further details regarding the upcoming TV series. After all, this is part of the purpose for the conference regarding TV shows, movies, and other popular culture.

At least some filming had been done on Fear and Season 1 of World Beyond was close to completion before worldwide lockdowns commenced. Because of this, it is entirely possible that both could premiere the first episode of each during San Diego Comic-Con. However, it could be just as likely that AMC will release additional trailers for each series and premiere dates could be announced rather than new content.

Andrew lincoln stars as Rick Grimes, as seen in AMC's The Walking Dead'
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In addition, Fansided also speculated that there will be additional news regarding the trio of Walking Dead movies featuring Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln). Very little is known regarding these movies other than they will focus on Rick’s rescue by Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh) and her mysterious group. As yet, it is understood that no filming has commenced but that the script was in production prior to the COVID-19 shutdowns.

Until San Diego Comic-Con goes live over the weekend of July 22-26, it seems likely that viewers will have to wait to find out if these rumors are true. However, with approximately only 26 more weeks left in the year, if AMC does not offer up any new content soon, it will further delay their schedule for next year. Currently, though, production is still halted and no return-to-work date has been issued regarding networks and studios.