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The Walking Dead Television Universe, also known as the TV Universe, is a series of The Walking Dead media that is canon within the universe as the original TV Series. The universe consists of seven television shows, three films, seven webisodes, three video games, and a podcast.

Shows

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is the original television series developed by Frank Darabont. The series consists of 11 seasons (177 episodes) and originally starred Rick Grimes as he sets out to find his family and encounters other survivors along the way. Midway through Season 9, Rick is taken away by members of a group known as the Civic Republic Military, causing the show to shift focus on the remaining members of the Survivors such as Daryl Dixon, Carol Peletier, Judith Grimes, etc. The series began on October 31, 2010 and is set to end in 2022.

Fear The Walking Dead

Fear The Walking Dead is the first spin-off series of TV Series developed by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson. The show consists of seven seasons (101 episodes), the first three of which are set before and simultaneously with Season 1 and originally starred Madison Clark and her family as they adapt to the new post-apocalyptic world. Season 4 and onward take place after Season 8 (of the TV Series) and stars Morgan Jones leading a group of survivors to try to make the post-apocalyptic world a better place. Seasons 5 and 6 brought in Dwight and his ex-wife, Sherry, respectively, to the main cast. Characters such as Rick Grimes, Carol Peletier, and Paul "Jesus" Rovia also make an appearance and the character of Beta makes a brief photographic appearance. Members of the Civic Republic Military have also been featured. The series began on August 23, 2015.

World Beyond

World Beyond is the second spin-off of the TV Series developed by Scott Gimple and Matt Negrete. Consisting of two seasons (20 episodes) and taking place during Season 10 (of the TV Series), the series stars sisters Hope and Iris Bennett journeying into the zombie infected world for the first time to save their father. The series also explores more about the Civic Republic Military. The series began on October 4, 2020 and is set to end in 2021.

Tales of The Walking Dead

Tales of The Walking Dead is an upcoming anthology series developed by Scott Gimple. The series will follow individual characters from The Walking Dead TV universe, both new and old. There is currently no official release date.

Untitled Daryl and Carol Spin-Off

The Untitled Daryl and Carol Spin-Off is an upcoming sequel to the TV Series developed by Scott Gimple. The series will star Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier after the events of Season 11 (of the TV Series). The series is set to begin in 2023.

Untitled Villain Spin-Off

The Untitled Villain Spin-Off is an upcoming prequel to the TV Series developed by Scott Gimple. The series will focus on the origin of a villain that appeared in the TV Series. There is currently no official release date and the villain that the series will focus on hasn't been revealed yet.

Untitled Comedy Spin-Off

The Untitled Comedy Spin-Off is an upcoming television series developed by Scott Gimple. There is currently no official release date.

Film Series

The upcoming Film Series will consists of three films starring Rick Grimes after being taken away by the Civic Republic Military in "What Comes After". The films will also feature Anne, and while not confirmed, it's possible the films will also feature Heath and Rick's wife, Michonne Hawthorne.

Webisodes

The Webisodes are a series of short video clips following the stories of characters new and old in The Walking Dead universe.

Torn Apart

Torn Apart is six part story starring Hannah. The story reveal Hannah's backstory before her zombified state in "Days Gone Bye". All six parts were released on October 3, 2011 and written by John Esposito.

Cold Storage

Cold Storage is a four part story which stars Chase as he tries to reach his sister in the early days of the apocalypse. The webisode is set prior to Season 1 (of the TV Series). All four parts were released by October 1, 2012 and also written by John Esposito. The Grimes Family (Rick, Lori, and Carl) and Shane Walsh make brief photographic appearances.

The Oath

The Oath is a three part story which stars Karina searching for an aid-station for her friend, Paul. The webisode is also set prior to Season 1 (of the TV Series). All three parts were released on October 1, 2013 and written by Luke Passmore.

Flight 462

Flight 462 is a sixteen part mini series starring Jake Powell and Alex on a commercial airplane during the earliest moments of the outbreak. The first part was released on October 4, 2015 and the last part was released on March 26, 2016. The mini series coincides with "The Dog" as the character Nicholas Clark is briefly seen.

Passage

Passage is is a sixteen part mini series which stars Sierra and Gabi as they try to find sanctuary. The first part was released on October 17, 2016 and the last part was released on March 27, 2017.

Red Machete

Red Machete is a six-part story which stars Mandy and explores the origins of the red machete Rick used to kill Gareth. The first part was released on October 22, 2017 and the last part was released on April 9, 2018. All six parts were written by Nick Bernardone. The story also features the characters Joe and Tony before their appearance in Season 4.

The Althea Tapes

The Althea Tapes are a six part mini series starring Althea Szewczyk-Przygocki interviewing different survivors prior to and after her encounter with Morgan. The first and second part were released on July 27, 2019 and the last part was released on August 8, 2019.

Games

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning is an interactive online video game starring Shane Walsh during the beginning of the apocalypse, after his partner Rick Grimes fell into a coma. The game was released on February 8, 2012. The game also features Leon Basset. The game is set before Season 1.

Survival Instinct

Survival Instinct is a first-person shooter video game developed by Terminal Reality and published by Activision, starring Daryl Dixon before the events of the TV Series. The game was released on March 19, 2013. The game also features Daryl's brother, Merle, it also features the parents of Andrea and Amy, Terry Harrison and Mrs. Harrison, as well as a voice cameo by Dr. Candace Jenner. The game is set before Season 1.

Onslaught

Onslaught is a VR game published by Survios. The game is set between Seasons 8 and 9 and stars Daryl Dixon as he journeys through uncharted territories to rescue a little girl named Daisy. Rick Grimes, Michonne Hawthorne, and Carol Peletier are also playable for supply missions. The game was released on September 29, 2020.

Podcast

Radio Waves

Radio Waves is a podcast series that ran from August 3 to October 3, 2016. It contained 6 different stories told across 15 parts. One story featured a character named Frank Swantek getting tricked by Jack Kipling, a member of Connor's Pirates who appeared in Season 2 of Fear The Walking Dead.

Character Appearances

This is a list of characters that have appeared in two or more series in the Television Universe and which series they appeared in.

Characters Appearances
Appearance Character(s) Total Series Appeared
TV Series
Fear
Film Series
Webisodes
Onslaught
Rick Grimes 5
TV Series
Spin-Off
Survival Instinct
Onslaught
Daryl Dixon 4
TV Series
Fear
Spin-Off
Onslaught
Carol Peletier 4
TV Series
Webisodes
Dead Reckoning
Shane Walsh 3
TV Series
Fear
Morgan Jones
Dwight
Sherry
Paul Rovia
Beta
2
TV Series
Film Series
Anne 2
TV Series
Webisodes
Lori Grimes
Carl Grimes
Joe
Tony
Hannah
Callaway
2
TV Series
Dead Reckoning
Leon Bassett 2
TV Series
Survival Instinct
Merle Dixon 2
TV Series
Onslaught
Michonne Hawthorne 2
Fear
Webisodes
Nicholas Clark
Jake Powell
Alex
Althea Szewczyk-Przygocki
2

Trivia

  • The apocalypse in the TV Universe started in August 2010.
  • Rick Grimes has been in a total of five different series in the TV Universe, the most of any other character.
  • The TV Universe has a total of 21 different protagonists.
  • Daniel Salazar currently possess the highest direct kill count in TV Universe, with a total of 112 living people killed directly.
    • However, if indirect kills are counted, then Elizabeth Kublek currently possess the largest kill count out of any character in the TV Universe and the entire franchise as a whole, with a total of at least 9,676 victims.
  • Gloria is confirmed to be "Patient Zero" of the zombie apocalypse in the TV Universe.
The Walking Dead Television Universe
Shows TV SeriesFearWorld BeyondTalesDaryl and CarolVillainComedy
Film Series Untitled Film 1Untitled Film 2Untitled Film 3
Webisodes Torn ApartCold StorageThe OathFlight 462PassageRed MacheteThe Althea Tapes
Podcasts Radio Waves
Games Dead ReckoningSurvival InstinctOnslaught
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