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The Walking Dead Television Universe, also known as the TV Universe, or simply The Walking Dead Universe[1] or TWDU is a multimedia universe of The Walking Dead media that is canon within the same universe as the original television series. The universe consists of seven television shows, eight webisode series, four 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 eleven seasons (177 episodes) and originally followed 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 group such as Daryl Dixon, Carol Peletier, and Judith Grimes for the remainder of the series. The series began on October 31, 2010 and ended on November 20, 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 eight seasons (113 episodes), the first three of which are set before and simultaneously with Season 1 and originally followed 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 followed Morgan Jones leading a group of survivors to try to make the post-apocalyptic world a better place, until Madison's return in Season 7. Seasons 5 and 6 brought in Dwight and his 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 and ended on November 19, 2023.

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 the six year time skip in "What Comes After", the series follows sisters Iris and Hope Bennett journeying into the zombie infected world for the first time to search for their father in New York. The series also explores more about the Civic Republic Military and the Alliance of the Three. Season 2 brought in Anne following her departure from the flagship series, the character of Beta, once again, in brief photographic appearance, and Dr. Edwin Jenner, who makes an appearance via video tape during the series' finale post-credits scene. The series began on October 4, 2020 and ended on December 5, 2021.

Tales of the Walking Dead[]

Tales of the Walking Dead is an anthology series developed by Scott Gimple and Channing Powell. The series follows individual characters from the TV universe, both new and old. Two of said old characters being Whisperer leader "Alpha" and her daughter Lydia. The series began on August 14, 2022 and ended on September 18, 2022.

Dead City[]

Dead City is the first sequel to the TV Series developed by Scott Gimple and Eli Jorné. The series follows Maggie Rhee and Negan Smith as they venture into Manhattan several years after the events of Season 11. The series began on June 18, 2023.

Daryl Dixon[]

Daryl Dixon is the second sequel to the TV Series developed by Scott Gimple and David Zabel. The series follows the title character in France after the events of Season 11. Season 2 will bring in Carol Peletier. The series began on September 10, 2023.

The Ones Who Live[]

The Ones Who Live is the third sequel to the TV Series developed by Scott Gimple, Andrew Lincoln, and Danai Gurira. Originally meant to be a trilogy of films, the series follows Rick Grimes and his wife, Michonne Grimes after the former was taken away by Anne and the Civic Republic Military in "What Comes After" and the latter left to look for him in "What We Become". The series began on February 25, 2024 and ended on March 31, 2024.

More Tales from the TWDU[]

More Tales from the TWDU (working title) is a short-form six-part scripted series taking place in the expanding world of The Walking Dead Universe.[2]

Webisodes[]

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

Torn Apart[]

Torn Apart is six part story which follows Hannah. The story reveal Hannah's backstory before her zombified appearance 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 follows Chase as he tries to reach his sister in the early days of the Trials. 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 follows Karina searching for an aid-station for her friend, Paul. The webisode is also set prior to Season 1 (of the TV Series), as it explores the origin of the "DON'T OPEN, DEAD INSIDE" door seen in "Days Gone Bye". All three parts were released on October 1, 2013 and written by Luke Passmore.

Flight 462[]

Flight 462 is a sixteen part mini series which follows Jake Powell and Alex on a commercial airplane during the earliest moments of the Trials, before their appearance in "Ouroboros". 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 observing the plane's crash landing.

Passage[]

Passage is a sixteen part mini series which follows 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 follows 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 (of the TV Series), as well as scenes from the TV Series in comic animated form.

The Althea Tapes[]

The Althea Tapes are a six part mini series which follows Althea Szewczyk-Przygocki interviewing different survivors between the events of "Is Anybody Out There?" and "Channel 4". The first and second part were released on July 27, 2019 and the last part was released on August 8, 2019. It also ties into the Season 5 episode "You're Still Here".

Dead in the Water[]

Dead in the Water is a six part mini series which follows Jason Riley during the early days of the Trials aboard the USS Pennsylvania seen in Seasons 6 and 7 (of Fear). It also features the characters Walter Schowski and Theodore Maddox.

Games[]

Dead Reckoning[]

Dead Reckoning is an interactive online video game which follows Shane Walsh during the beginning of the Trials, after his partner, Rick, fell into a coma. The game was released on February 8, 2012. The game also features Leon Basset.

Survival Instinct[]

Survival Instinct is a first-person shooter video game developed by Terminal Reality and published by Activision, following 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.

Onslaught[]

Onslaught is a VR game published by Survivors. The game is set between Seasons 8 and 9 and follows 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.

Pathways[]

Pathways is a voice-driven game published by Breeder. The game follows a group of survivors from Willow Creek seeking refuge at the neutrally aligned settlement of Alexandria. The group is eventually tasked by the Alexandrians with investigating one of two locations: either the Freedom Safari Park where hundreds of African animals have been fending for themselves since the start of the Trials, or, the mysterious Emergency Operations Center, and risk running into other hostile survivors. Depending on your success level at either location, the group may or may not be invited into Alexandria with open arms. The game was released in June 2022.

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.

Shorts[]

360 Experience[]

360 Experience was initially a four part story that followed a survivor's moments before his death and what happened to him after he turned into a walker. One more episode was released that depicted how Negan and Gabriel made it into the trailer they were stuck in after the Militia's attack on the Sanctuary in "Mercy".

Timeline[]

Main article: Television Universe Timeline

Character Appearances[]

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

Characters Appearances
Appearance Character(s) Total Series Appeared
TV Series
Fear
Dead City
Daryl Dixon
The Ones Who Live
Survival Instinct
Onslaught
Daryl Dixon 7
TV Series
Fear
Dead City
The Ones Who Live
Webisodes
Onslaught
Rick Grimes 6
TV Series
Fear
Dead City
Webisodes
360 Experience
The Ones Who Live
Negan Smith 6
TV Series
Fear
Daryl Dixon
The Ones Who Live
Onslaught
Carol Peletier 5
TV Series
Dead City
The Ones Who Live
Webisodes
Onslaught
Michonne Grimes 5
TV Series
Fear
The Ones Who Live
Webisodes
Carl Grimes 4
TV Series
Webisodes
Dead Reckoning
The Ones Who Live
Shane Walsh 4
TV Series
World Beyond
The Ones Who Live
Anne 3
TV Series
Fear
World Beyond
Beta 3
TV Series
Fear
The Ones Who Live
Paul Rovia
Ezekiel Sutton
Morgan Jones
3
TV Series
Daryl Dixon
The Ones Who Live
Judith Grimes 3
TV Series
Dead City
The Ones Who Live
Maggie Rhee 3
Fear
The Ones Who Live
Webisodes
Althea Szewczyk-Przygocki 3
TV Series
360 Experience
The Ones Who Live
Gabriel Stokes 3
TV Series
Webisode
The Ones Who Live
Joe
Gareth
3
TV Series
Survival Instinct
The Ones Who Live
Merle Dixon 3
TV Series
Dead City
The Ones Who Live
Simon
Hershel Greene
Glenn Rhee
3
TV Series
Fear
Dwight
Sherry
Jenny Jones
Duane Jones
Eastman
Benjamin
Man 2
Gordon
Emmett Carson
Tanya
Savior 10
Savior 11
2
TV Series
World Beyond
Edwin Jenner 2
TV Series
Dead City
Hershel Rhee
Rosita Espinosa
Beth Greene
Patricia
Annette Greene
Shawn Greene
Otis
Savior 29
2
TV Series
Tales
Alpha/Dee
Lydia
2
TV Series
The Ones Who Live
Aiden
Bailey
Mike
Terry
Rick Grimes Jr.
Brion
Tamiel
Tomas
Andrew
Alex
Philip Blake
Tim
Crowley
Gargulio
Pete Anderson
Eugene Porter
Dave
Ethan
Linus
Gina
Bat Smock Man
Knife Smock Man
Library Survivor
Trooper 263
Siggard Family Horse
2
TV Series
Webisodes
Lori Grimes
Tony
Billy
Harley
Martin
Mike
Albert
Bob Lamson
Hannah
Callaway
2
TV Series
Dead Reckoning
Leon Basset 2
Fear
The Ones Who Live
CRM Soldier 2
CRM Soldier 3
2
Fear
Webisodes
Nicholas Clark
Jake Powell
Alex
Jason Riley
Walter Schowski
Bell
Garza
Voss
Theodore Maddox
2
World Beyond
The Ones Who Live
Jennifer Mallick
Samuel Abboott
2

Trivia[]

References[]

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