Synopsis: The series, set in Nebraska ten years after the zombie apocalypse, features four teenage protagonists and focuses on “the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad.
Review: This is the second spin-off from The Walking Dead universe. World Beyond centres around a group of youths, the ten episodes in the first season play out slow, in order to build up to the finale. World Beyond is a limited series and will round up off it’s story in the second season, the one factor that remains in place that connects the shows is the CRM, there is no indication of The Walking Dead or Fear The Walking Dead throughout this first season.
The characters in the World Beyond are nothing like the characters from The Walking Dead or Fear The Walking Dead, the characters we know are all veterans, they’re survivors, the characters we meet in World Beyond, they have lived quite a safe and sheltered life.
The gore level is quite low in comparison to what you might expect from zombie series, especially Walking Dead series, but it works, this series has opted more for a story that is more human focused and doesn’t rely on hordes of the undead as filler-killer.
The cast do a fantastic job and the actors/actresses turn out amazing performances, some you love and then hate and some you hate then love, the transition between certain characters always keeps you on your toes.
Overall The World Beyond is a change of pace from the other shows, being a limited series the show can afford to opt for the ‘slow burn’ route as we know it will all hit the fan eventually and play out in glorious Walking Dead fashion and also connecting each series. I would recommend to fans of the Walking Dead universe and also fans of Romero, as this plays out like a show Romero could well have made, with a world where the humans are the real monsters.
THE WALKING DEAD: WORLD BEYOND Season 1 is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.