It has been more than a year since Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes left The Walking Dead TV series and franchise chief content officer Scott M. Gimple announced that the actor and character would be appearing in a trilogy of TWD films. But other than a cryptic teaser at San Diego’s Comic-Con in July 2019 that announced the first such film would be appearing “only in theaters,” news has been scarce on the project.
Gimple sat down with EW to discuss all things TWD and gave a much-anticipated progress report on the project, including news on the script. “We are currently refining it,” he said. “I don’t want to say much more than that. It’s coming together amazingly, but we’re trying to make this very special for everybody involved and we’re holding our feet to the flames. It’s an incredibly deliberate process right now.”
The Walking Dead trilogy of films was announced in 2018 and will star Andrew Lincoln reprising his role as Rick Grimes. Details about production, release date, director or anything else, for that matter, have been scant, but Lincoln’s last episode, “What Comes After,” left a lot of questions the films might answer.
The Walking Dead series stars Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Cooper Andrews, Avi Nash and Samantha Morton. The midseason premiere will air on Feb. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.