The Strolling Lifeless: Global Past digital panel at New York Comedian Con Metaverse wasted little time earlier than bringing up the derivative’s giant connection to Rick Grimes’ whereabouts, and the way he connects to the brand new collection. The previous sheriff and protagonist has been lacking on The Strolling Lifeless since 2018, however his absence looms massive over all the franchise.
“The display clearly serves as an advent to the group/civilization that Rick has gotten by hook or by crook tied up in, someway,” Strolling Lifeless Universe leader content material officer Scott M. Gimple instructed moderator Chris Hardwick, who requested if enthusiasts wish to fear about Rick given what we’ve since realized concerning the team that took him in Season 9. “Rick Grimes kinda looks after himself,” Gimple persisted. “He’s beautiful just right at that type of factor. But it surely does appear to be his state of affairs goes to be challenged in some more or less pronounced method. That I can say.”
Gimple’s tease is obscure and calculated, however in case you had been preserving on to wish that Rick have been recruited for a group that will uphold him as a hero and welcome him into their ranks, it may well be time to let that dream die.
Global Past, which premiered on Oct. 4, specializes in a era of younger survivors who got here of age within the apocalypse, and takes position in a group dwelling within the shadow of the Civil Republic Army. And the primary short time of the primary episode made it transparent that those are the individuals who abducted Rick Grimes. That is now the 3rd time the CRM has proven up within the better Strolling Lifeless universe. After helicopters bearing the CRM’s 3 ring image whisked Rick away on The Strolling Lifeless, certainly one of their infantrymen gave the impression on Worry The Strolling Lifeless in Season 5. That lady, Isabelle (Sydney Lemmon), warned Al (Maggie Grace) towards crossing the ruthless and future-focused group. The Global Past printed the CRM’s complete identify, the site in their analysis facility in New York State, and no less than certainly one of their objectives: to check the virus that brought about the zombie apocalypse with the intention to discover a treatment and repair society.
Gimple additionally clarified for the audience on the most sensible of the panel that Global Past takes position contemporaneously with the newest episode of The Strolling Lifeless. For the reason that anchor collection jumped ahead in time after Rick was once abducted through the CRM, because of this the collection’ first protagonist has been with the CRM for a bit over six years except he escaped, or died, in that hole.
For the reason that Global Past characters are on a adventure to seek out the CRM’s analysis facility, on a quest the NYCC panel in comparison to The Wizard of Ounces, extra could also be printed or teased concerning the explicit demanding situations Rick Grimes has been dealing with. After all, all of those questions on Rick might be responded through the deliberate Strolling Lifeless movies, which is able to function an epilogue/ultimate journey for the loved personality. The ones are nonetheless going down, through the best way.
The Strolling Lifeless: Global Past airs Sundays on AMC at 10 p.m. EST.