AMC has postponed the launch of its zombie spinoff series The Walking Dead: Beyond World. Originally slated to debut April 12, the new drama will launch”later this year,” AMC announced Friday on The Walking Dead’s Twitter account.
The Walking Dead: Beyond World combines FX’s Season 4 of Fargo, whose April premiere also was recently postponed in the year.
While Fargo was still filming after all Hollywood production was recently stopped, Beyond World had wrapped filming but had been in post-production on the last few episodes, that have been affected by the COVID-19-related company closures.
Additionally, confronted with a drying up pipeline for a slew of string slated to operate in the second half of 2020 have experienced their production suspended and might not be ready on time, networks might be seeking to maintain a finished or almost finished tentpole series for later in the year.
What is more, the country is in a health crisis today — folks are grappling with the threat of pandemic and unemployment, companies are in a cost-cutting mode amid companies closing and the stock market plunging.
As a result, I hear a lot of companies are shifting their ad spendings in the second quarter to later in the year, and this can be essential to ad-supported networks such as AMC.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond expands the world of The Walking Dead, delving into new mythology and narrative that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the postwar world.
Two sisters along with two friends leave a place of relaxation and security to courageous risks, known and unknown, living and undead .
Pursued by people who wish to shield them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and down unfurls across dangerous terrain, challenging everything they know about the world, themselves and each other.
Some will become personalities. Some will end up villains. But the truths they seek will be found by most of them.
Co-created from Scott M. Gimple and showrunner Matt Negrete, The Walking Dead: World Beyond stars Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Annet Mahendru, Nicolas Cantu, Hal Cumpston, Nico Tortorella, and Julia Ormond.
Produced and distributed by AMC Studios, the series is executive produced by Gimple, Negrete, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, and Brian Bockrath.