“Tales of the Walking Dead” is the latest addition to the popular post-apocalyptic horror franchise, “The Walking Dead.” This spin-off series, created by Scott M. Gimple and Channing Powell, brings a fresh take on the world of the undead, as it explores new and existing characters in the “The Walking Dead” universe.
With each episode offering a new story, “Tales of the Walking Dead” premiered on AMC on August 14, 2022, to a much-anticipated audience. Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of the undead once again as you witness new tales unfold.
“6 Different Stories, 1 Dead World.”
“Tales of the Walking Dead” was created as an episodic anthology series within the “The Walking Dead” universe. In September 2020, AMC announced their development of the show with Scott M. Gimple, who was later joined by showrunner Channing Powell in October 2021. The first season was greenlit for six episodes and premiered on AMC on August 14, 2022.
The star-studded cast features Anthony Edwards, Parker Posey, Terry Crews, Poppy Liu, and Jillian Bell in leading roles. Daniella Pineda, Olivia Munn, Danny Ramirez, Loan Chabanol, Embeth Davidtz, Jessie T. Usher, Gage Munroe, and others joined the cast in undisclosed roles. Samantha Morton reprised her role as Alpha, while Lauren Glazier and Matt Medrano joined the cast.
Filming for the series began in January 2022 in Buford, Georgia, directed by Michael E. Satrazemis, with additional episodes directed by Haifaa al-Mansour, Deborah Kampmeier, Tara Nicole Weyr, and Ron Underwood. Production was briefly suspended due to an accidental injury on set, but wrapped up in April 2022. The first episode was released on AMC+ on August 11, 2022, and each subsequent episode was made available a week prior to their AMC air dates.
Tales of the Walking Dead Reviews
The series was marketed with a teaser trailer using the tagline “6 Different Stories, 1 Dead World.” It received mixed to positive reviews, with a 74% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 60 out of 100 on Metacritic, based on a weighted average of 29 and 8 critic reviews, respectively. The consensus among critics was that while the tales in the series were of varying quality, they still held enough substance to justify its expansion of the “The Walking Dead” franchise.