The Walking Dead: World Beyond: Season One (2020) (Blu-ray Review)
Starring: Julia Ormond, Nicolas Cantu, Nico Tortorella
Rated: UR/Region A,B/1:78/1080p/Number of Discs 2
Available from Acorn Media
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.
While it was looking like the world of The Walking Dead was winding down, AMC gave us even more Walking Dead and this time it comes in the form of The Walking Dead: The World Beyond. A show that takes us with a group of people still trying to survive ten years into the zombie apocalypse. This one, however, is more of a road trip as we are on a mission to leave an area to get to another. As you could probably guess, this mission doesn’t always go the way they wanted it to and thus is the drama and the conflict for the most part with the first season of The World Beyond. Like all Walking Dead spin-offs, some of these characters work and some not so much. But all in all, it wasn’t too bad.
I feel like The World Beyond is one of those shows that will probably get better as it goes on, which I guess hearing that we’re only getting two seasons of it means it better have picked the steam up on this last season. But as for this season here in question, it was solid enough. You get some drama, you get some dragging of the plot which seems to happen a lot in these shows these days, but you get another chapter in the ever-growing world of The Walking Dead that is at least original to the core and that can go a long way. While this disc is from Australia and doesn’t say so on the case, I assure you this one will play on a Region A Blu-ray player.
- A Look at the Series
- Meet the Characters
- The Making of Season 1
Quality of Transfer: 98%