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WATCH: Trailer for new Walking Dead series released as Lauren Cohen returns to main series and a musical episode is planned

October 7th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Big week for fans of The Walking Dead tonight…

At New York Comic Con over the weekend there were several new bit of news to get fans excited. With the series just back for its tenth season, it has already been renewed for an eleventh season and on top of that, this season will see the return of Martha, sorry, Maggie Greene, played by actress Lauren Cohen.

And as if that wasn’t enough, in a strange bit of news as chief content officer Scott Gimple has revealed that a musical episode – no, really – is something they are “trying to work on”.

How that would work in the terrifying world of The Walking Dead is anyone’s guess… maybe a character could be hallucinating? Perhaps an episode with no dialogue but where only music can be heard? It’s certainly an interesting prospect.

But the biggest news was the trailer (below) for the new as-yet untitled The Walking Dead Universe series which will join the main series and the Fear The Walking Dead spin-off.

The show will star  Aliyah Royale as Iris, Alexa Mansour as Hope, Annet Mahendru as Huck, Nicolas Cantu as Elton, Hal Cumpston as Silas, and Nico Tortorella as Felix and  “will feature two young female protagonists and focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad.”

It looks like, despite lukewarm reviews for the last few seasons, The Walking Dead is a juggernaut that shows no sign of slowing down.

The series will premiere on AMC in spring 2020.

Here’s the rest of the images released from the new series

And here’s the full trailer:

Source: Comicbook, Deadline,

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….