What are the chances of The Ones Who Live season 2?

The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live is not getting a second season (at least for now), but a sequel cannot be completely ruled out. Image source: AMC


The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live is not getting a second season (at least for now), but a sequel cannot be completely ruled out. Image source: AMC

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That's it again with the return of Rick and Michonne in the series universe of The Walking Dead: After six episodes, the story of The Ones Who Live has been told to the end. But can fans hope for a second season?

Let's make it short and painless: The chances for a second season of The Ones Who Live are currently rather slim. A film trilogy was originally planned for Andrew Lincoln's return, then the US broadcaster AMC switched to a TV series. And at least there is currently no extension in the works for them.

Season 2 is currently not being worked on

At the beginning of April, the responsible showrunner Scott M. Gimple revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly:

The story is definitely going somewhere. […] There's nothing on the table at the moment except the little fan fictions I write for myself every night.

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So at the moment there are no plans for a second season of The Ones Who Livebut the raw numbers could perhaps still convince AMC: The spin-off quickly became the US broadcaster's most successful series in six years, while there was also a lot of praise from critics and viewers.

Accordingly, the review scores for The Ones Who Live currently look like this:

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 89 percent from critics, audience score at 90 percent
  • Metacritic: 61 percent from critics, user score at 80 percent
  • IMDb: Average rating at 84 percent

This makes The Ones Who Live the best-rated TV series in the Walking Dead universe.

The Walking Dead: Official Trailer for The Ones Who Live
The Walking Dead: Official Trailer for The Ones Who Live


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The Walking Dead: Official Trailer for The Ones Who Live

There are ideas and plans

Even if The Ones Who Live doesn't get a second season, a reunion with Rick Grimes and Michonne cannot be completely ruled out. Scott Gimple already has big plans and ideas for the future – for example a big crossover of the new spin-offswhich is equivalent to a 12th season of The Walking Dead.

The story of the main series has already been continued with Dead City about Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morga) as well as a solo adventure for Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus). Second seasons are already in the works for both projects.

Andrew Lincoln Incidentally, he himself would not be averse to another appearance in the role of Rick Grimes and explicitly a second season of The Ones Who Live. The 50-year-old actor only has two conditions for this: someone has to come up with a good story and there should be more reunions with old acquaintances.

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