The Walking Dead: The World Beyond’s release date has been postponed to later this year due to issues surrrounding Covid-19 ,according to Deadline. The upcoming spinoff series is set within the world of the original The Walking Dead, where a pandemic has infected most of the world. Despite the fact that the first season has entirely wrapped up filming, it will not be released on its originally slated premiere date three weeks from now on April 12.
World Beyond is a sequel series following some of the first generation of people raised in the post-apocalyptic world of Walking Dead. It follows two pairs of sisters and friends as they leave their safe home base and journey into the outside world.
Post-production shut down due to the quarantine, causing the previously set schedule to remain up in the air. The decision to postpone seems to have been about more than just scheduling issues, however, as AMC told Gamespot, “Given current circumstances, we have decided to shift the premiere of the new series The Walking Dead: World Beyond to later in the year.”
The release of the new seasons of both TWD and Fear the Walking Dead (another TWD spin-off) have also been postponed. Both shows currently have seasons in the works, but filming and production have been cancelled for three weeks, according to Entertainment Weekly. The Walking Dead’s eleventh season has not been able to begin production. Fear the Walking Dead has finished half of its sixth season.
Until the real-life pandemic has calmed down, this zombie pandemic series will continue to face delays. The first season of The Walking Dead: The World Beyond is set to be released sometime later this year, though the date is currently undetermined.