The Strolling Useless followers are about to get the reunion they’ve been ready for.
TWD stars Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira stunned followers at Comedian-Con in 2022 to announce that The Strolling Useless: The Ones Who Stay was formally on its approach. The six-episode restricted sequence — which is able to air on AMC — catches up with Rick Grimes (Lincoln) and Michonne (Gurira) after they each exited the OG sequence in seasons 9 and 10, respectively.
“We … have been cooking one thing up for you all as a result of we missed you and we owe you the conclusion of this story of Rick and Michonne,” Gurira informed the Comedian-Con crowd, to which Lincoln added: “I personally can’t wait to get my cowboy boots again on and get the band again collectively.”
The spinoff — which premieres in February 2024 and is helmed by showrunner Scott Gimble — will deal with an “epic love story of two characters modified by a modified world,” in response to Deadline. The pair will face a number of challenges as they try to discover their approach again to one another, from human and zombie threats alike.
Each Lincoln and Gurira returned for the TWD sequence finale in November 2022, sharing transient glimpses into their conditions after departing the present. Whereas Rick was beforehand assumed lifeless, the finale confirmed that he’s — barely — nonetheless alive and trying to flee a mysterious risk. Michonne, in the meantime, is gathering clues as she continues her seek for her husband.
“I consider the lifeless on a regular basis,” Rick writes in a letter throughout the previous few minutes of the finale because the faces of previous buddies seem on display. “And concerning the dwelling. Who I misplaced. I take into consideration all of them every single day. Their faces. What I realized from them. How they made me who I’m. A lot greater than all of this made me who I’m.”
What Is ‘The Ones Who Stay’ About?
The six-episode restricted sequence, which was introduced in July 2022, sees the return of Rick and Michonne as they try and reunite after years of separation. Rick exited the OG sequence after being presumed lifeless throughout season 9, whereas Michonne left to go discover him within the midst of season 10. They each made transient cameos through the sequence finale in November 2022, revealing that they’re nonetheless alive — however very a lot aside.
When Will It Premiere?
The sequence is ready to premiere on AMC in February 2024.
Is There a Trailer?
San Diego Comedian-Con attendees had been handled with a primary take a look at the sequence in July 2023, the place viewers can hear Michonne saying she “misplaced somebody years in the past” — and “came upon that he’s alive.”
A second trailer dropped in October 2023, which options flashes of Rick and Michonne, who’re nonetheless separated, combating walkers and looking out defeated. This time, Rick narrates, seemingly chatting with his misplaced love. “I attempted to get away. Please know I attempted. I attempted, however I failed. Simply know I really like you,” he says.
Who Is within the Forged?
Along with Lincoln and Gurira, Pollyanna McIntosh will return as Jadis after beforehand showing in three seasons of TWD. Newcomers Lesley-Ann Brandt and Terry O’Quinn will play Pearle and Beale, respectively, whereas Matt Jeffries rounds out the forged as one other new character. Gurira may also function co-producer.