Even though fans of The Walking Dead said goodbye to the long-running zombie series last year, the franchise is still alive and well. Fear The Walking Dead returns with its eighth and final season this month, and other previously announced spin-offs aren’t far behind.
In case you missed it, AMC announced last year that The Walking Dead would venture into three new spin-offs focused on beloved characters from the original series: Dead City will focus on the next chapter of Maggie and Negan’s complicated dynamic and will follow the pair to New York City. The yet untitled Daryl Dixon show will see the franchise head to France, while the also untitled Rick and Michonne series promises to tell an epic love story about the duo trying to find one another.
Each new series promises to take the world of The Walking Dead in very different directions and offers up the possibility for many surviving characters to re-enter the fold. And while there are no guarantees we will see previous characters show up again, we can’t help but wonder who could make an appearance in one of the shows.
With that in mind, here are 7 Walking Dead characters we want to see return in the spin-offs.
Ok, we’re venturing off course a little here as obviously, The Governor won’t be returning in any of the new series. However, Tales of The Walking Dead offers up the possibility for a Governor prequel episode (should it be renewed for a second season). Without a doubt, The Governor was one of the most compelling villains the series has seen and a backstory covering his rise to power needs to be told. Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has already written a novel, titled Rise of The Governor, which covers this very subject, so there would already be a lot of source material for any production to work with. Make it happen Gimple, make it happen!
Dwight & Sherry
Dwight and Sherry have made Fear their new home, but the pair’s tumultuous relationship stems back to events under Negan’s rule. The pair’s time with The Saviors both divided and traumatized them, and they’re still struggling to piece things together. Although we as fans have seen Negan attempt to redeem himself over the years, both Dwight and Sherry have not and are still left with unresolved grief and hatred. Dead City would be the perfect place to explore this storyline once again and would allow the Negan redemption arc to take on a new dynamic.
Alicia Clark’s exit from Fear The Walking Dead left many fans unhappy and her character deserves a more fitting conclusion. Throughout the years, fans got to see Alicia’s evolution from frightened teen sister to fearless leader, but didn’t get a satisfying end to her story – especially since she never got to reunite with Madison. The last we saw, Alicia was heading off on her own journey, so her current whereabouts are unknown. This allows for a potential return to occur in any of the spin-offs. Recent Twitter conversations between Alycia Debnam-Carey and Jeffrey Dean Morgan have given us hope that Alicia could find her way to New York City at some point down the line. Could Madison follow suit?…
So, there are 5 Walking Dead characters we want to see make a return in the spin-offs. Who do you want to see return? Let us know in the comments section.
Fear The Walking Dead returns to AMC on May 14th, while Dead City debuts on June 18th.