Granted, the Apocalypse has always been a never-ending business (ironic, no?), but the folks behind AMC's juggernaut of an end times franchise The Walking Dead have learned the lesson it took Star Trek's showrunners a decade or two to learn: evolve. It isn't just enough to go back to the well and another iteration: you have to give the fans something a bit different if you want them to continue tuning in season after season. AMC promised something different with Fear The Walking Dead, but after a few seasons it's pretty much morphed back into the original (in my humble opinion). The Walking Dead: World Beyond looked to finally deliver something different by putting its focus somewhere down the road with the future in the hands of some youngsters who've only known the world as its been destroyed.
Its first season aired on the network, and now word comes of the program's home video release. Details are provided below, and SciFiHistory.Net always encourages folks to invest, invest, invest in genre properties so that, hopefully, we'll always get more!
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Set in the same universe “The Walking Dead,” The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 1 stars Aliyah Royale (“The Red Line”), Alexa Mansour (Unfriended: The Dark Web), Hal Cumpston (Bilched), Nicolas Cantu (“The Powerpuff Girls,” “The Amazing World of Gumball”), Nico Tortorella (Scream 4, “Younger”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”) and Julia Ormond (Legends of the Fall, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). RLJE Films will release The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 1 on DVD for an SRP of $34.97and Blu-ray for an SRP of $39.98.
Now a decade into the apocalypse, sisters Hope (Mansour) and Iris Bennett (Royale) have grown up inside the walls of one of the few remaining first-world communities. Their home, the Campus Colony, is a satellite settlement with a population of just under ten-thousand, located a hundred miles outside surviving city of Omaha, Nebraska. The sisters' scientist father conducts research over one-thousand miles away in a research facility run by the Civic Republic, an ally of Omaha, but one that does not reveal its location to outsiders. When the sisters receive a message that their father might be in a danger, they defy their own community's rules and enlist their friends Elton (Cantu) and Silas (Cumpston) to embark on a cross-country quest to save him. Leaving their sheltered upbringing behind, these teenagers learn how to fight threats both living and dead as they travel through a beautiful but decaying and dangerous world.
Bonus Feature on the DVD and Blu-ray include:
· A Look at the Series
· Meet the Characters
· The Making of Season 1