‘Tales of the Walking Dead’ on AMC: Plot, cast, date and latest buzz around post-apocalyptic horror series
Apocalyptic horror has burgeoned in popularity over the last few years. AMC pioneered the explosion of the genre over a decade ago with the hugely popular series, 'The Walking Dead.' 12 years later, the series is still running and remains a hit. The zombie apocalypse horror thriller has - quite rightly - ballooned into a franchise with several spinoffs. AMC is finally bringing to viewers its highly anticipated latest spin-off, ‘Tales of the Walking Dead.'
The series depicts a post-apocalyptic universe where survivors turn into zombies who give the remaining humans a run for their lives. Before ‘Tales of the Walking Dead’ releases in August 2022, audiences can try other apocalyptic horror stories like ‘Y: The Last Man’, ‘The Last of Us’, and ‘Zomboat’ to get a taste of the genre.
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When does ‘Tales of the Walking Dead’ release and where can you watch it?
The much-awaited post-apocalyptic spin-off releases on August 14, 2022 on AMC and AMC+ at 9 pm ET.
What is the plot of ‘Tales of the Walking Dead’?
This time around, expect to see a large number of zombies who make human life absolute hell. The series would also focus on how humans cope with life and death scenarios to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. Their choices will further define who they are and what their limits are, and what happens when those are pushed. The show's official teaser has not revealed much but has kept the curiosity and suspense intact.
The official synopsis reads, “Tales of the Walking Dead is an episodic anthology series that is based on new and existing characters within The Walking Dead universe”.
Who stars in ‘Tales of the Walking Dead’?
The following star cast has been confirmed for the series.
Samantha Morton as Dee / Alpha
The 45-year-old Golden Globe winner has delivered brilliant performances in shows like ‘Jane Eyre’, ‘Harlots’, and ‘The Walking Dead’. She has also been noted for her roles in films like ‘Under the Skin’, ‘Sweet and Lowdown’, ‘Morvern Callar’, ‘Minority Report’, ‘Longford’, ‘Control’, ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’, and so on. She made her directorial debut with the film ‘The Unloved,’ which earned her a BAFTA for best single drama that year. Samantha Morton will reprise her role of Alpha / Dee in the post-apocalyptic spin-off series ‘Tales of the Walking Dead,’ releasing on AMC and AMC+.
The rest of the cast for ‘Tales of the Walking Dead’ include Olivia Munn, Terry Crews, Parker Posey, Anthony Edwards, Poppy Liu, Jillian Bell, Danny Ramirez, and several others.
Latest news about ‘Tales of the Walking Dead’
The series will feature old characters from 'The Walking Dead' franchise. It will be the fourth television spin-off series within the franchise. AMC+ will stream the first two episodes on the same night and later on from August 21, it will air episodes a week early on the streamer. ‘Tales of the Walking Dead’ first season will feature six one-hour standalone episodes.
Based on the iconic ‘The Walking Dead’ horror comics by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard, the series was filmed and shot in Georgia at 5711 Holiday road. A news report on a global media outlet stated how the location was on a backroad that was to be closed down once filming started. It also shared there would be two prop locations on the site - one simply called ‘Mini Mart’, and the other a Mexican restaurant called ‘2 Panchos’. The shooting took place for about 53 days at this location.
‘Tales of the Walking Dead’ was written by Channing Powell, Kari Drake, Ben Sokolowski, Scott M. Gimple, and others. The first three episodes were directed by series producer Michael Satrazemis, a veteran of the franchise, while the other three were helmed by Haifaa al-Mansour, Deborah Kampmeier and Ron Underwood. ‘Tales of the Walking Dead’ is produced by Scott M. Gimple and Channing Powell. The series is backed by production company AMC Networks.
No official trailer for the series has been released yet but you can watch the official teaser below.