A dedicated fan of the Walking Dead franchise created an in-depth timeline that weaves together the events of the main show and its several spinoffs.
Vincenzo Mei, a superfan of the show, uploaded the thorough chronology to their blog, Timeline: The Walking Dead. While lengthy, viewers who examine the breakdown can get a new perspective of the events within the popular post-apocalyptic universe. The document lays out a brief synopsis of all three TV shows and the web series, including Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, intertwining them into a single, interconnected story. Curious fans are able to read about which events were happening each month after the outbreak of the Wildfire Virus while exploring key story moments and characters’s fates.
The timeline could be a breath of fresh air to many who find the franchise’s multiple plots convoluted. Many attribute this complex narrative to the show’s passage of time, with the events of Season One to Season Nine of The Walking Dead only taking place over three years, even though nearly nine years had passed in real life. Audiences can anticipate even more adventures set within those three years thanks to the upcoming Rick Grimes films which are reportedly in development.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, The Walking Dead is a TV series produced by AMC Studios and based on the comic book series created by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore. The show’s plot mainly revolves around a group of constantly changing survivors as they fight for their lives following the collapse of modern civilization after a zombie apocalypse. Overall, the series has done well with critics, being nominated for and winning several awards, including 2 Primetime Emmys. As time has passed, AMC has worked to extend the Walking Dead franchise into other media such as video games, novels and multiple spinoffs, including an upcoming series called Tales of the Walking Dead, an anthology focusing on new characters with every episode.
Fans of the undead drama can also look forward to Isle of the Dead, a series that follows The Walking Dead’s Negan Smith (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Maggie Green (Lauren Cohan) as they embark on a quest through a fallen New York City. “[Isle of the Dead’s] gonna blow your minds. I repeat, BLOW YOUR FUCKING MINDS,” Morgan enthused. The latest spinoff show arrives in 2023.