The Walking Dead, one of the longest TV series, is preparing for the finale with its 11th season. But after the final, they will continue with the spin-off series and one of them is ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond‘ which was released this October.
The Walking Dead created a big world which evolved into something that had so many other stories told in it and developing into something that provided a lot of different material. With other TV series and movies published in connection with the series which has been going on for years, so many stories have been created from it getting as much efficiency as possible from the series.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond is the third spin-off of the production and it mostly focuses on the first generation that grew up after the apocalypse. The post-apocalyptic generation starts to spread out of their sheltered places and gradually spread around the world. It’s created by Scott M. Gimple and Matthew Negrete and premiered on AMC on October 4, 2020.
Executive producer Matt Negrete spoke about this evolution of The Walking Dead world and shared his ideas about the key to the success of it. According to him, one of the reasons for the success was the comics created by Robert Kirkman because there are many different stories that you can tell and because it is so rich in fiction many different stories can be developed and told.
Furthermore, he thinks there are different types of characters of all ages that everybody can bond with. In addition, he says that the circumstances that the characters encounter affects the viewers so personally and so deeply that it makes people ask questions such as how would I behave in real life?
Here’s what he stated:
“For me, it’s really about the world that Robert Kirkman created in the comics, which is this events that happened for mysterious reasons that affected presumably the entire planet. I do feel like everybody’s story about what happened when everything fell apart and how they survived, or how they tried to survive and couldn’t, there are just so many different stories that you can tell and the world is so rich in that way that just that premise is what’s kept it alive.
And within those stories, what’s made The Walking Dead so successful is that I do think there’s a character that everybody can relate to. There’s a younger group of characters. There are the people like Daryl Dixon, for example, who didn’t feel like their lives added up to much before the apocalypse but after the apocalypse, they learned to become a better version of themselves and there with this evolution.
The idea of all of us wondering, when the world goes bad and we’re forced to fender for ourselves, what would we do in that situation? The ability to ask ourselves these questions and the issues that the show provokes, that affect everyone so personally and so deeply, I really do think is one of the keys of success for the franchise, in general.”
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