AMC Bosses Canceled Rick Grimes Movies For Limited Series According To Report
The world needs Rick Grimes, but following yesterday’s hit Comic Con announcement of a rick and michonne spin-off, Does the World Need a Rick Grimes Movie Trilogy? According to a report, AMC doesn’t think so, with the studio brass apparently opting to tell Rick Grimes’ final stories as a limited series rather than finally committing to the long-delayed films. After the character of Rick, played by Andrew Lincoln, left The Walking Dead, an announcement soon came that his fate would be revealed in a series of films that would center on Rick’s journey to his family. Later, Michonne (Danai Gurira) would follow him into the desert in hopes of finding him and reuniting.
The six-episode series will run roughly the same length as three feature films, so almost immediately after the announcement, fans started wondering what was going on. Although AMC has yet to confirm, VarietyJustin Kroll, who has covered the series for years, said the movies are effectively dead.
“According to sources, the decision to go with the limited series came about following a regime change at AMC Networks, with the new executives preferring to conclude this story on their network rather than in theaters,” Kroll said. . on Twitter.
There’s no official word on why AMC chose to go with a miniseries, rather than a trilogy of TV movies, but maybe now is just the time. After all, a run of six episodes can last for consecutive weeks and produce a huge short-term hit in the ratings. Movies would probably be spaced out one by one for months or years.
Until there’s word from executive producer Scott Gimple, who will serve as showrunner on the miniseries, it’s likely this will all be speculation – but given Kroll’s bona fides and content in question, it seems likely that the movies are dead. Of course, that’s not to say AMC couldn’t do a Fathom Events-style showing for the first two episodes while making money for superfans who want to see Rick and Michonne on the big screen.
According to AMC, “This series presents an epic love story of two characters changed by a changed world. Separated by distance. By an unstoppable power. By the ghosts of who they were. Rick and Michonne are thrown into another world, built on a war against the dead… And ultimately, a war against the living. Can they find each other and who they were in a place and situation they’ve never known before? Are they enemies? Lovers “Victims? Victors? Without each other, are they even alive – or will they discover that they too are the living dead?”