'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' trailer provides insight into Rick Grimes' six-year-long disappearance
The teaser shows footage from 'The Walking Dead' Season 8 Episode 5, 'The Big Scary U' where Rick saw a CRM helicopter fly overhead
While the threat of bloodshed in 'The Walking Dead' looms nearer, a new trailer for 'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' promises to explain the dealings of the Civic Republic Military, the shady organization that was responsible for the six-year disappearance of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln). The teaser shows footage from 'The Walking Dead' Season 8 Episode 5, 'The Big Scary U' where Rick saw a CRM helicopter fly overhead, as well as Season 9 Episode 5, 'What Comes After' which ended with Anne (Pollyanna McIntosh) pleading with the helicopter to rescue a wounded Rick, just after the bridge explosion.
There was also footage from 'Fear the Walking Dead' Season 5 Episode 5, 'The End of Everything' where Althea (Maggie Grace) encountered another CRM helicopter and soldier Isabelle (Sydney Lemmon) while investigating a conspiracy.
Nico Tortorella, who plays the role of Felix, a member of the Nebraska-based Campus Colony introduced in 'The Walking Dead: World Beyond, said on a past episode of 'Talking Dead', "I've been thinking a lot about this and this is gonna sound a little shady, and I really don't mean it to be at all, but I feel like Walking Dead and Fear deal with this universe in local news, and right off the bat with World Beyond, we're dealing with national news."
We will get to see a lot of helicopters branded with the three-circle symbol representing three major civilizations on 'World Beyond'. The new two-season series opens up a "whole new vantage point of the universe," Tortorella said, adding viewers will for the first time "get to really meet who's in those helicopters and where they're coming from."
Elizabeth Kublek is one such character, (Julia Ormond), a lieutenant colonel of the Civic Republic Military who has ties to professor Leo Bennett (Joe Holt), who knows about Rick Grimes' disappearance.
In the thirteenth episode of 'The Walking Dead', Michonne (Danai Gurira) found evidence that Rick was alive, as she discovered his boots and his phone on a boat. Michonne sets off to find Rick, leaving her children behind. She told Judith that she owed it to herself 'to find out the truth'. Rick is getting his own spin-off movie trilogy (cheers to that), and so for all we know, Michonne will reunite with Rick, or maybe they will return to Alexandria.
'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' will air on AMC, later this year.