This article discusses the possibility of Tales of the Walking Dead Season 2 and its renewed or canceled status.
Designed to whet the appetites of fans eagerly awaiting the final few episodes of The Walking Dead debuting in October, AMC’s short anthology Tales of the Walking Dead has, admittedly, been something of a mixed bag. But just because the flagship show is ending doesn’t mean that the franchise has any intention of going away — it is, after all, about life after death. So, what’s the future of this particular spin-off looking like? Here’s everything we know.
Renewed or canceled status – will there be a Tales of the Walking Dead Season 2?
While it hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, the chances of a second season are virtually guaranteed.
The Walking Dead remains exceedingly popular for AMC, and with the flagship show coming to a conclusion, the onus will be on expanding the franchise and its world in new ways. An anthology series is perfect for that, since the conceptual possibilities are virtually endless, and Scott Gimple and co. have never come across a spin-off that they couldn’t drag out for at least a couple of seasons. If The Walking Dead: World Beyond can survive two outings, so can this.
There’s also the matter of cost. These lower-key episodes have been noticeably less expensive, which means the show is a much more cost-efficient option for continuation of the brand. The format also makes it easier to entice big-name talent since they don’t have to be tied into a long-running contract. With this kind of production and storytelling malleability, Tales of the Walking Dead is almost guaranteed a future.
What is Tales of the Walking Dead?
An anthology series set in The Walking Dead universe. It’s the third spin-off of the flagship show — after Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond — and has focused on character-driven stories with wildly different tones and styles than the episodes found in the other three shows. Some of the episodes have provided a direct link back to characters from the main show, such as an origin story for Alpha, but most have remained pretty disconnected.