AMC shows no signs of slowing down the Walking Dead universe. They recently confirmed the next season of the original show and three films starring Andrew Lincoln. Now, they’ve released the first look at the show’s second spin-off, currently titled Monument. Read on to discover what the sneak-peek showcased…
The Walking Dead: Monument
The studio executives at AMC have never made it any secret: they plan on continuing the Walking Dead universe for at least another decade. In addition to the previously mentioned expansions, the channel already has one Dead spin-off, set immediately after the zombie apocalypse. Now, creators are taking the franchise in the opposite direction, into the future, with the newest spin-off, Monument. Well, at least for the time being. Executives have told fans they don’t plan on sticking with that title forever.
Last week, AMC shared the first peek at Monument. The network dropped an eleven-minute video, titled First Look Into the Walking Dead Monument Series, Season 1. Within minutes, fans were pouring over the content, trying to pick out some clues. Here’s what fans and critics alike found in the video…
First Generation Of The Zombie Apocalypse
As stated, Monument will jump into the future. Set ten years after the start of the zombie apocalypse, the show will focus on the first generation to come up in the Walking Dead world. In case you were wondering, the original Walking Dead starts about a month after the zombie takeover, while Fear of the Walking Dead begins days before the outbreak. However, Dead featured a nearly four-year time jump in season nine, currently placing it roughly ten years from the outbreak and in the same period as Monument. So, don’t be surprised to see some cameos from the TV show or the upcoming Dead movies.
As the show focuses mainly on teenagers, Monument‘s cast will feature a slew of up-and-coming stars, including Nico Tortorella, Aliyah Royale, and Alexa Mansour. As of yet, AMC has not revealed any major plot points from the upcoming show. The network did, however, tease fans with this hint of what might happen to the characters: “Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad.”
Monument will be led by Matt Negrete, who has been a producer on Walking Dead since season four. While AMC has remained tight-lipped about the show, as they always are, they did give it a release date of “Spring 2020.” So, the Walking Dead spin-off will air shortly after the original series’ tenth season ends, giving fans year-round Dead content. And AMC knows that’s what audiences want! “We’re thrilled that the Dead will keep walking into a new corner of the post-apocalyptic world, a corner that will present stories and characters unlike any that The Walking Dead has dramatized thus far, and that is bound to excite one of the most passionate fan bases in television,” the network said.
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