Haven’t You People Learned Anything?

A simple principle of raising animals for slaughter is this one: You don’t name the future food.

Or at least, that’s what I’ve heard.

I hope a zombie eats all of you. And your friends.

So after writing about the third spin-off of The Walking Dead, the franchise that just won’t die, I guess it’s time to reveal the name of the food.

From the trades:

Scott M. Gimple, the AMC zombie franchise’s chief content officer and the flagship series’ former longtime showrunner, has officially announced a title for the third scripted series based in the world of the dead: The Walking Dead: World Beyond.

Apparently, dude announced it on his Instagram account, which actually tracks because all the young actors they cast in this thing, all look like the type of “stars” we mint as a society  now: Social media famous before they “pop” to the rest of us people out here who have lives outside our phones and our social accounts.

Well, I Lost That Bet. But, I’m Ok With It…

I don’t want to wait, for our lives to be over. I want to know right now, how good it feels.

I remember writing that the name would be, to quote myself, “…called The Endlings, because, why the hell not after all of that?”

I lost that bet with myself—thanks Goblin fans, for your support by the way—and I’m not really weeping any tears of regret.

After all, I’m not Werner Herzog and it isn’t like these kids would be clutching a Baby Yoda figure at the stylish, end of the apocalypse, for “the feels,” right?


AMC released a trailer, which is really just warmed-over footage that they already showed at New York Comic Con a few months ago when word of this abomination wafted forth from the halls of that sainted event.

I guess Julia Ormond needed a steady paycheck because I can’t figure out what she’s doing here in this:

No. I Still Don’t Need This in My Life

The Walking Dead: World Beyond will feature the following plot points:

She’s the only adult on this show. So she won’t make it past season one.

In World Beyond, the universe of The Walking Dead opens up to focus on a group of young men, women, and children whose experience in the zombie apocalypse has been much less immediately dangerous than that of Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Michonne (Danai Gurira) and the rest of the flagship characters.


“They’ve grown up in the apocalypse,” Gimple said about the series during an appearance at New York Comic-Con earlier this year. “They’re aware of walkers. They haven’t interacted with them. They’ve been [living] beyond walls. That makes any journey they need to make incredibly dangerous. They are affected in different ways by what happened. They don’t remember much of a world without walkers. This is the normal world for them, but they’ve been apart from it. They’ve been in safety. There’s a quest aspect to this show. They’re going somewhere. They have to leave this place of safety to put themselves in a position where they have to fight for their survival and what they believe in. It’s a different kind of story in the world of The Walking Dead, and it introduces a new world.”

So, to translate that to non-Hollywood, real people speak: They will be born into a world not made for them, spend half their time complaining and acting arrogantly because they don’t know the lessons of the past—nor do they have any curiosity or care to learn them—and then they’ll relearn everything after a few of them don’t make it.

Great. It’s not a The Walking Dead spin-off, it’s a Twitter retrospective.

All it needs is the following scene and we can all go home:

The Walking Dead: The World Beyond premieres in Spring 2020.