The fans celebrated Rick Grimes' much-anticipated return to the Walking Dead universe

A spin-off television series centered about Rick Grimes and Michonne Hawthorne (Danai Guirira) has been confirmed.

They made a surprise appearance at the last The Walking Dead panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday (22 July) to announce the news to a crowd of enthusiastic fans.

The spin-off will comprise six episodes and is scheduled to debut in the coming year - is being planned with the original plan

The previously announced Walking Dead film trilogy, that was originally planned to be helmed by the fan-favorite Lincoln character.

According to the description of the untitled show the show "presents the epic story of love that follows two characters transformed by the changing world".

The story continued: "Rick and Michonne are taken to another dimension which is built upon a war against dead

The showrunner of The Walking Dead from series four through eight will be the showrunner on the spin-off.

In an announcement, Gimple said that the team is "crafting an epic love story worthy of the long and long waiting".

Lincoln said: "I'm so excited to be back on film as Rick returning to the screen together with Danai in the role of Michonne,

and bring the fans an incredible love story to be added to The Walking Dead universe."

Lincoln who played Rick Grimes, the protagonist of the series , left the show at the end of season nine in 2018 , after more than a decade of playing the role of.

The final appearance of the actor was during Episode 5.

"This entire experience was incredible, truly out of the world