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Tales of the Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama anthology television series created by Scott Gimple and Channing Powell. The fourth television series within The Walking Dead television universe, it is a spin-off to The Walking Dead, which is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.

Tales of the Walking Dead aired on AMC between August 14 and September 18, 2022. It is set to be followed by a separate series, titled More Tales from the TWDU.


Tales of the Walking Dead is an episodic anthology series that is based on new and existing characters within The Walking Dead universe.[1]

Series Overview[]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 6 August 14, 2022 September 18, 2022


As of September 18, 2022, 6 episodes of Tales of the Walking Dead have aired.

Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original Air Date U.S. Viewers
1. "Evie / Joe" Ben Sokolowski
Maya Goldsmith
Ron Underwood August 14, 2022 0.57 million
2. "Blair / Gina" Kari Drake Michael Satrazemis August 21, 2022 0.45 million
3. "Dee" Channing Powell Michael Satrazemis August 28, 2022 0.43 million
4. "Amy / Dr. Everett" Ahmadu Garba Haifaa al-Mansour September 4, 2022 0.41 million
5. "Davon" Channing Powell Michael Satrazemis September 11, 2022 0.39 million
6. "La Doña" Lindsey Villarreal Deborah Kampmeier September 18, 2022 0.38 million

Title Screen[]

Main article: Title Screens (Tales)

Cast and Characters[]

Tales of the Walking Dead
Actor Character Appeared Seasons Status
Terry Crews Joe 1 Alive
Olivia Munn Evie 1 Alive
Parker Posey Blair Crawford 1 Unknown
Jillian Bell Gina 1 Unknown
Samantha Morton Dee 1 Alive
Lauren Glazier Brooke 1 Unknown
Anthony Edwards Chauncey Everett 1 Alive
Poppy Liu Amy 1 Dead
Jessie T. Usher Davon 1 Alive
Loan Chabanol Nora 1 Alive
Gage Munroe Arnaud 1 Dead
Embeth Davidtz Amanda 1 Dead
Daniella Pineda Idalia 1 Dead
Danny Ramirez Eric 1 Dead



In September 2020, AMC announced they and Scott Gimple had been developing an episodic anthology series set within The Walking Dead universe.[2] In October 2021, AMC officially greenlit a six-episode first season to debut in mid-2022. Channing Powell, who has written for both The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, serves as showrunner.[1][3] In April 2023, it was reported that Gimple would return to oversee anthology series More Tales from the TWDU, though it was unclear if this was a subtitle for a potential second season or a separate show entirely.[4][5]


In February 2022, it was announced that Anthony Edwards, Parker Posey, Terry Crews, Poppy Liu, and Jillian Bell had been cast in starring roles.[6][7] Daniella Pineda, Olivia Munn, Danny Ramirez, Loan Chabanol, Embeth Davidtz, Jessie T. Usher and Gage Munroe later joined the cast in undisclosed roles.[8][9] In April 2022, it was confirmed that Samantha Morton would reprise her role as Alpha in an episode,[10][11] and that Lauren Glazier and Matt Medrano had joined the cast.[12]


Filming for the series began in January 2022 in Buford, Georgia, with the first episode directed by Michael Satrazemis; who has directed several episodes of both The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.[13][14] In February 2022, it was confirmed that Satrazemis would direct three of the six first-season episodes, with the remaining episodes directed by Haifaa al-Mansour, Deborah Kampmeier, and Tara Nicole Weyr (who previously directed for Fear the Walking Dead).[15][16] Later, it was revealed that Ron Underwood would be directing an episode, replacing Weyr.[17][18] In April 2022, a crew member suffered an accidental injury on set, briefly suspending production.[19] Filming for the season wrapped in April 2022.[20][21]



The series premiered on AMC on August 14, 2022.[22] The first episode was released on August 11, on AMC+ and each subsequent episode will be made available a week before their AMC air dates.[23]


A teaser trailer was released on April 10, 2022, using the tagline "6 Different Stories, 1 Dead World".[24]


Critical Reception[]

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports a 74% approval rating with an average rating of 6.1/10, based on 23 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "While these Tales of the Walking Dead are shaggy dog stories of varying quality, there's still enough meat on the bone to justify this expansion of the long-running zombie saga."[25] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 60 out of 100 based on 8 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[26]


Tales of the Walking Dead is set to be followed by a separate series, titled More Tales from the TWDU.[27]

Promotional Material[]


Sneak Peeks[]



  1. 1.0 1.1 https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/walking-dead-anthology-series-tales-of-the-walking-dead-1235087188/
  2. https://deadline.com/2020/09/walking-dead-ends-norman-reedus-spinoff-melissa-mcbride-anthology-angela-kang-amc-robert-kirkman-1234573093/
  3. ‘Tales Of The Walking Dead’ Anthology Spinoff Series Gets Greenlight By AMC
  4. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/walking-dead-spinoffs-guide/
  5. https://deadline.com/2023/04/rhea-seehorn-shortform-series-coopers-bar-full-season-amc-netorks-expands-content-room-slate-1235326066/
  6. https://deadline.com/2022/02/tales-of-the-walking-dead-anthony-edwards-parker-posey-terry-crews-poppy-liu-jillian-bell-twd-spinoff-1234924971/
  7. https://www.insider.com/tales-of-the-walking-dead-terry-crews-cast-2022-2
  8. https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/daniella-pineda-tales-of-the-walking-dead-amc-1235179229/
  9. https://deadline.com/2022/02/tales-of-the-walking-dead-olivia-munn-danny-ramirez-among-cast-twd-spinoff-anthology-series-loan-chabanol-embeth-davidtz-jessie-t-usher-gage-munroe-1234956547/
  10. https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/samantha-morton-alpha-tales-of-the-walking-dead-1235221313/
  11. https://twitter.com/TWalkingDWorld/status/1493718476166516744
  12. https://deadline.com/2022/04/walking-dead-spinoff-samantha-morton-alpha-mindhunter-lauren-glazier-1234992360/
  13. https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/tales-of-the-walking-dead-spinoff-begins-filming-first-season-amc-summer-2022/
  14. Be on the lookout for zombies in Hall County
  15. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/tales-of-the-walking-dead-enlists-terry-crews-parker-posey-jillian-bell-1235085886/
  16. https://www.insider.com/tales-of-the-walking-dead-terry-crews-cast-2022-2
  17. https://bleedingcool.com/tv/tales-of-the-walking-dead-s01e01-preview-evie-joe-have-trust-issues/
  18. https://www.instagram.com/p/CbOnuMWLfr4/
  19. https://deadline.com/2022/04/tales-of-the-walking-dead-crew-member-injured-on-set-accident-1234995633/amp/
  20. https://undeadwalking.com/2022/03/30/tales-of-the-walking-dead-filming-season-1/
  21. https://www.instagram.com/p/CcZU_-GMe5O/
  22. https://tvline.com/lists/tales-of-the-walking-dead-premiere-date-amc-photos-olivia-munn/
  23. https://undeadwalking.com/2022/08/08/tales-walking-dead-streaming-early-amc/
  24. https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/tales-of-the-walking-dead-teaser-trailer-anthology-spinoff-alpha-samantha-morton/
  25. https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/tales_of_the_walking_dead/s01
  26. https://www.metacritic.com/tv/tales-of-the-walking-dead/season-1
  27. https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/more-tales-from-the-walking-dead-universe-short-form-series-amc-scott-gimple/
  28. The Walking Dead cast on dream Tales of TWD stories for their characters on whattowatch.com
  29. AMC's The Walking Dead: World Beyond panel - NYCC 2020 (At 16:31)
  30. Sonequa Martin-Green wants to return for The Walking Dead anthology series
  31. ‘The Walking Dead’ Creator Reveals if ‘Tales of the Walking Dead’ Could Return for Season 2 on collider.com