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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 same universe as the original TV Series. The universe consists of seven television shows, eight webisode series, four video games, and a podcast.

Shows

The Walking Dead

AMC's 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 is set to end 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 (117 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 follows 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.

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. 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.

Isle of the Dead

Isle of the Dead is an upcoming sequel to the TV Series developed by Scott Gimple and Eli Jorné. The series will follow Maggie Rhee and Negan Smith as they venture into Manhattan after the events of Season 11. The series is set to begin in 2023.

Untitled Daryl Spin-Off

The Untitled Daryl Spin-Off is the second upcoming sequel to the TV Series developed by Scott Gimple. The series will follow Daryl Dixon in Europe after the events of Season 11. The series is set to begin in 2023.

Untitled Rick & Michonne Spin-Off

The Untitled Rick & Michonne Spin-Off is the third upcoming sequel to the TV Series developed by Scott Gimple. Originally meant to be a trilogy of films, the series will follow Rick Grimes and his wife, Michonne Grimes after the former was taken away by the Civic Republic Military in "What Comes After" and the latter left to look for him in "What We Become". The series is set to begin in 2023.

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 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 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 outbreak, 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.

Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water is a six part mini series which follows Jason Riley during the early days of the apocalypse 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 apocalypse, after his partner, Rick, 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, 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. The game is set before Season 1.

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 outbreak, 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 the Pirates who appeared in Season 2 of Fear the Walking Dead.

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
Rick & Michonne Series
Webisodes
Onslaught
Rick Grimes 5
TV Series
Daryl Series
Survival Instinct
Onslaught
Daryl Dixon 4
TV Series
Rick & Michonne Series
Webisodes
Onslaught
Michonne Grimes 4
TV Series
Fear
Onslaught
Carol Peletier 3
TV Series
Fear
World Beyond
Beta 3
TV Series
Isle of the Dead
Webisodes
Negan Smith 3
TV Series
Webisodes
Dead Reckoning
Shane Walsh 3
TV Series
World Beyond
Anne 2
TV Series
Fear
Morgan Jones
Dwight
Sherry
Paul Rovia
2
TV Series
World Beyond
Edwin Jenner 2
TV Series
Isle of the Dead
Maggie Rhee 2
TV Series
Tales
Dee
Lydia
2
TV Series
Webisodes
Lori Grimes
Carl Grimes
Joe
Tony
Billy
Harley
Gareth
Martin
Mike
Albert
Bob Lamson
Hannah
Callaway
2
TV Series
Dead Reckoning
Leon Basset 2
TV Series
Survival Instinct
Merle Dixon 2
Fear
Webisodes
Nicholas Clark
Jake Powell
Alex
Althea Szewczyk-Przygocki
Jason Riley
Walter Schowski
Garza
Voss
Theodore Maddox
2

Trivia

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