'The Walking Dead World Beyond' Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Plot: Everything We Know About the Spin-Off

The Walking Dead fans have been (mostly) patiently waiting for details of the new spin-offs. AMC has now revealed details for one of them, World Beyond, as well as a rough release date and trailer. Julia Ormond will be part of the cast, which also features Aliyah Royale, Nico Tortorella and former 30 Rock star Scott Adsit. The plot of the TWD spin-off, meanwhile, has been revealed to be about the first generation born after the apocalypse.

When will The Walking Dead: World Beyond be released?

According to the trailer shown during The Walking Dead Season 10 midseason finale, the World Beyond release date will be in Spring 2020. So far, no more specific details have been revealed, but the series is likely to bridge the gap between the end of The Walking Dead Season 10 in April and the start of Fear the Walking Dead Season 6, expected in June.

Who is in the cast of The Walking Dead: World Beyond?

Most recently, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Mad Men star Julia Ormond was added to the spin-off cast as Elizabeth, described by AMC as a "charismatic leader of a large, sophisticated and formidable force." So far, we know little about this force, other than they seem to have three linked rings as their insignia, as worn by the character in the promo⁠—the same rings that have appeared on the mysterious helicopters in The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.

Prior to that the following cast members have already been announced (all character bios courtesy of AMC:

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Julia Ormond features in the cast of "The Walking Dead: World Beyond" AMC
  • Aliyah Royale (The Red Line) as Iris
  • Alexa Mansour (Unfriended: Dark Web) as Hope, a likable rebel whose sense of humor masks an inner sadness
  • Annet Mahendru (The Americans) as Huck
  • Nicolas Cantu (Sofia the First) as Elton, a karate kid who's small for his age
  • Hal Cumpston (Bilched) as Silas, a loner who hates the fact that he scares his peers"
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) as Felix, an honorable man of his word who isn't afraid to fight for others' safety and acceptance
  • Natalie Gold (Succession) as Lyla, a mysterious figure operating in the shadows on behalf of the cause she believes
  • Al Calderon (Step Up: High Water) as Barca
  • Scott Adsit (30 Rock) as Tony
  • Ted Sutherland (Fear Street) as Percy.

What will happen in The Walking Dead: World Beyond?

According to Variety, the plot of World Beyond "centers on the first generation raised in the zombie apocalypse. Some will become heroes, some will become villains, but in the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad."

At New York Comic-Con, The Walking Dead boss Scott Gimple said: "They've grown up in the apocalypse. 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.

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Annet Mahendru and Nico Tortorella as Huck and Felix in "The Walking Dead: World Beyond" AMC

"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."

What happened in The Walking Dead: World Beyond trailer?

The voiceover for the promo says: "Once upon a time, the end of the world was our beginning," while we see some of the cast members tackling walkers. We then get another of the helicopters with the ring insignia on it, out of which steps Elizabeth, who mans a crack team of walker assassins.

"We are the last light of the world," we hear her say, "we are the last hope."

The Walking Dead: World Beyond is coming in spring 2020 to AMC.