For those who nonetheless must meet up with The Strolling Useless: World Past, some info gained from the 2021 San Diego Comedian-Con panel with the forged and crew of the spinoff could also be incentive. Now touted as a two-part restricted sequence, whose second season/half will premiere on Oct. 3, stands alone as a YA journey sequence set on this planet of The Strolling Useless, however will join this rising linked universe in additional definitive methods than ever.
Explanations are coming. Worlds might be joined. “It’s extra discovery,” TWD chief content material officer Scott Gimple mentioned when requested to characterize World Past. “This season particularly tells form of these in-between tales to essentially huge issues taking place within the universe.” Chris Hardwick, who moderated all TWD panels at SDCC, in contrast World Past to grout. You learn that proper. Grout. It’s not essentially the most flattering metaphor, however Gimple agreed that it was apt. “It actually does fill in some story gaps or story data that the viewers doesn’t have,” he mentioned.
The primary half, or first season, has already performed this a bit. For these not within the know, the Civic Republic Army, which has appeared briefly on The Strolling Useless after which a bit extra on Concern The Strolling Useless, is a serious a part of World Past. Any info we get about this mysterious group in World Past informs their involvement and their motives within the different exhibits, in addition to the general state of the zombie apocalypse and post-apocalyptic society within the universe. A key a part of defogging that thriller is knowing the timeline, as a result of the CRM’s goals and management could have modified over time.
The Comedian-Con panels additionally clarified the place The Strolling Useless and its spinoffs happen in relation to one another in time. Concern The Strolling Useless continues to be, or as soon as once more, a prequel to the opposite sequence within the TWD prolonged universe. There could have been a interval between time jumps the place Concern was happening at across the identical time as The Strolling Useless, however that’s now not the case.
Subsequent in time is World Past, which takes place within the center. (You recognize, like grout.) Gimple mentioned that it takes place after the brand new season of Concern The Strolling Useless, which is at the moment experiencing a nuclear holocaust on prime of the whole lot else, however earlier than the present season of The Strolling Useless. It could even happen earlier than the CRM kidnapped Rick Grimes, however that’s nonetheless unclear. World Past may simply as simply be taking place within the six 12 months hole that succeeded that tragic occasion. All we all know is that The Strolling Useless, which is coming into into its eleventh and closing season, takes place furthest sooner or later.
Talking of the previous fearless chief, one factor World Past will not function or present solutions about is the present location of Rick Grimes, though he was taken by the CRM. Possibly the timeline has one thing to do with that. However Gimple clearly acknowledged these solutions usually are not coming on this specific spinoff, and in a world the place so many teases come within the type of cliches like “by no means say by no means” and “something is feasible” it’s refreshing to get a straight reply, even when its a unfavourable one.