Next month sees the arrival of “The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live,” the third and arguably the most anticipated of the post-main series spin-offs that follow major characters from the show.
Along with bringing back lead stars Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira as Rick and Michonne respectively, the series will also reportedly come with a much higher budget than its predecessor.
That works out to an average of $13.7 million per episode – the highest of the franchise to date (“Dead City” was $12M) and a much higher cost than the mothership main “The Walking Dead” series which came in at just under $3 million per episode by the end.
The higher costs are expected to be due various factors from rising budget costs to salary jumps for Lincoln and Gurira.
The story follows Rick and Michonne, a pairing changed by a changed world. Kept apart by distance. By an unstoppable power. By the ghosts of who they were.
Rick and Michonne are soon thrown into another world, built on a war against the dead…and ultimately, a war against the living. Can they find each other and who they were in a place and situation unlike any they’ve ever known before?
Also starring are Pollyanna McIntosh as Jadis, Terry O’Quinn as Beale, Matt Jeffries as Matt and Lesley-Ann Brandt as Pearl. Scott M. Gimple serves as showrunner and executive producer. The show premieres on AMC in February.