Missing The Last of Us? The Original Zombie Apocalypse Is on AMC+
The Last of Us, HBO’s adaptation of the mega-popular video came franchise, imagines a post-apocalyptic world overtaken by a mass fungal infection that has turned humans into zombie-like monsters. Sounds a little familiar, huh?
While The Last of Us and its “mushroom zombies” just wrapped its first season, there’s still plenty of action brewing in The Walking Dead Universe – and you can stream it right now on AMC+!
For starters, The Walking Dead – the original zombie apocalypse TV series – plays 24/7 via the Walking Dead Channel, one of several premium livestreams available on AMC+. If you’re looking for more from the mothership series, you can check out the documentary series The Walking Dead: Origins as well as several on-demand “Best of” Collections, which feature key episodes that encapsulate the TWD journeys of Daryl, Maggie, Carol, Negan and Morgan.
If you’re looking for more, have no fear. Track the ever-expanding world of The Walking Dead Universe by binge-ing both seasons of The Walking Dead World Beyond or the anthology series Tales of The Walking Dead. World Beyond follows a group of teenagers sheltered from the dangers of the post-apocalyptic world who receive a message that inspires them to leave the safety of the only home they’ve ever known and embark on a cross-country journey to save their father. Meanwhile, Tales of The Walking Dead tells six original, standalone stories focused on both new and established characters within the walker apocalypse.
But wait, there’s more! Coming later this year is the eighth and final season of Fear the Walking Dead as well as two brand-new universe expansions: The Walking Dead: Dead City and The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon.
The eighth season of Fear begins after the conclusion of Season 7, when Morgan’s (Lennie James) and Madison's (Kim Dickens) hopes to rescue Mo from PADRE did not go as planned. Now, Morgan, Madison, and the others they brought to the island are living under PADRE's cynical rule. With our characters demoralized and dejected, the task of reigniting belief in a better world rests with the person Morgan and Madison set out to rescue in the first place — Morgan's daughter, Mo. Fear the Walking Dead stars James, Dickens, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Austin Amelio, Christine Evangelista, Karen David, Jenna Elfman and Rubén Blades.
The Walking Dead: Dead City finds Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dan Morgan) several years after the end of The Walking Dead, as the duo must form a tenuous alliance in order to accomplish a dangerous mission. Maggie and Negan journey to the island of Manhattan, which, having been isolated since the beginning of the walker apocalypse, has developed its own unique threats. While in the city, Maggie and Negan encounter native New Yorkers, evade a marshal with a troubled past, and hunt down a notorious killer. But as the pair moves deeper into the gritty depths of the walker-infested city, it becomes apparent that the traumas of their tumultuous past may prove just as great a threat as the dangers of the present. Get a first look at the new series!
Additionally, on The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, Daryl (Norman Reedus) washes ashore in France and struggles to piece together how he got there and why. The series tracks his journey across a broken yet resilient France as he hopes to find a way back home. As he makes the journey, the connections he forms along the way complicate his ultimate plan. Click here to see first-look images and meet other members of the cast.
if that wasn’t enough, let’s not forget that production recently started on the latest TWDU series starring Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira as Rick and Michonne The series presents an epic love story of two characters changed by a changed world. Kept apart by distance, by an unstoppable power, and by the ghosts of who they were. Rick and Michonne are thrown into another world, built on a war against the dead... And ultimately, a war against the living. Can they find each other and who they were in a place and situation unlike any they've ever known before? Are they enemies? Lovers? Victims? Victors? Without each other, are they even alive — or will they find that they, too, are the Walking Dead?
So if you’re looking for post-apocalyptic zombie action to fill that The Last of Us void, look no further than The Walking Dead Universe on AMC+. AMC+ is available on Apple and Android devices, as well as Roku, Amazon Fire as well as Samsung and Vizio smart TVs. You can also stream AMC+ through a variety of providers, including AppleTV, Prime Video Channels, DirectTV, Dish, Roku Channel, Sling, and Xfinity. Sign up for AMC+ now.