When viewers last saw Rick Grimes and Anne/Jadis together on The Walking Dead , a Civic Republic Military helicopter shuttled them away to an unknown location. The former leader of the Scavengers returned as CRM Warrant Officer Jadis Stokes on The Walking Dead: World Beyond and revealed intel that she trafficked Rick for entry to the Civic Republic of Philadelphia, where "Consignee Grimes" has spent the past six years laboring at a CR Cull Facility . TWD Universe chief content officer Scott M. Gimple confirmed Jadis would crossover into the Rick Grimes movie trilogy that's since been reworked into the Rick & Michonne series, so it should surprise few that actress Pollyanna McIntosh has been spotted on the New Jersey set of The Walking Dead spin-off .
AMC's Richonne spin-off reuniting Andrew Lincoln's Rick and Danai Gurira's Michonne has been filming in the Garden State under the working title The Walking Dead: Summit since February, and the latest photos from the set show Jersey City's Hamilton Park dressed up as post-apocalyptic Philadelphia. McIntosh's longer-haired appearance suggests a flashback set after Rick and Anne's fateful helicopter trip and before she rose the ranks -- with a shorter military-style haircut-- as Officer Warrant Stokes on World Beyond .
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After AMC announced a Walking Dead movie trilogy in 2018, Gimple, who is showrunning Rick & Michonne , was asked if McIntosh's Jadis would appear. "She is on that helicopter, so that would be a yes," Gimple said at the time, though those plans have since shifted back onto the small screen . Rick & Michonne marks McIntosh's third series in this universe after her runs on The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond .
In an exclusive interview with ComicBook about Jadis' return on World Beyond , McIntosh teased that her expanding role within the CRM mythology "is just the beginning."
"I know that Gimple had wanted to see Jadis continue in some form or another. And I think he just really found the right fit here along with [ World Beyond co-creator and showrunner] Matt [Negrete] as they're exploring this new world. So it worked great for me on the timing," McIntosh said of reprising Jadis for the first time since 2018. "Let's go to World Beyond , and play with this awesome cast and crew, and give the fans some Rick hints and some old-school The Walking Dead world characters. So I was really thrilled with the way it worked out."
McIntosh joins a cast that includes Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Gurira as Michonne, and TWD U newcomer Lesley-Ann Brandt as Pearl Thorne .
AMC describes Rick & Michonne : "This series presents an epic love story of two characters changed by a changed world. Kept apart by distance. By an unstoppable power. By the ghosts of who they were. Rick and Michonne are thrown into another world, built on a war against the dead... And ultimately, a war against the living. Can they find each other and who they were in a place and situation unlike any they've ever known before? Are they enemies? Lovers? Victims? Victors? Without each other, are they even alive -- or will they find that they, too, are the Walking Dead?"
The six-episode first season of The Walking Dead: Rick & Michonne is slated to premiere in 2024 on AMC and AMC+.
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