The Walking Dead: World Beyond Preview: Some Sleight of Hand at Play?

Well, AMC's The Walking Dead: World Beyond is clearly now in "Heart of Darkness" territory after this past weekend's episode "Truth or Dare." While we've been waiting for the next CRM end credits scene (we're guessing at the end of even-numbered episodes only?), we got caught off-guard by Huck's (Annet Mahendru) full backstory and definitely not expecting the episode to end with someone clearly taking issue with Tony's (Scott Adsit) plan with the CRM codebook and map. But contrary to what the set-up looked like, Silas (Hal Cumpston) is probably the only one we're not considering a suspect. Is someone engaging in some very deadly sleight-of-hand?

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'The Sky Is a Graveyard' Next On Ep. 108 | The Walking Dead: World Beyond

Here's a look at this Sunday's episode "The Sky Is a Graveyard"- which if we're reading the visual tea leaves in front of us correctly? It appears our survivors are looking to turn judge, jury, and executioner on Silas, which is already bad enough… but did they tie him to a pole for the "empties" (ugh) to get him?!?

"The Walking Dead: World Beyond season 1, episode 8 "The Sky Is a Graveyard": A horrific discovery finds the group at a crossroads and prompts one of them to revisit past trauma.

"The Walking Dead: World Beyond" delves into a new mythology and story that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world. Two sisters along with two friends leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, known and unknown, living and undead on an important quest. Pursued by those who wish to protect them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and transformation unfurls across dangerous terrain, challenging everything they know about the world, themselves, and each other. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. But all of them will find the truths they seek.

Created by Scott M. Gimple and Matt Negrete, The Walking Dead: World Beyond stars Alexa Mansour as Hope, Nicolas Cantu as Elton, Hal Cumpston as Silas, Aliyah Royale as Iris, Annet Mahendru as Huck, Nico Tortorella as Felix, and Julia Ormond as Elizabeth. Recurring this season is Joe Holt as Leo, Natalie Gold as Lyla, Al Calderon as Barca, Scott Adsit as Tony, and Ted Sutherland as Percy.

The Walking Dead released an official broadcast schedule for both spinoffs (Image: AMC).

Here's a reminder that Fear TWD and TWD: World Beyond will be wrapping up their respective 2020 runs a little different from the usual. First up, even though Fear TWD is a 16-episode season, Sunday, November 22's seventh episode of the sixth season "Damage from the Inside" will be the season's midseason finale (one episode earlier than the usual 8/8 splits for 16-episode seasons due to COVID-related production delays). Then on Sunday, November 29, the first season of TWD: World Beyond wraps with a two-episode, 2-hour season finale event ("The Deepest Cut"/"In This Life").

In addition, the Chris Hardwick-hosted Talking Dead will air after both Fear TWD and TWD: World Beyond on November 22 and will return to AMC+ for an exclusive episode on November 29 after TWD: World Beyond. The TWD universe's year wraps up in December with the AMC+-exclusive The Walking Dead Holiday Special.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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