The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live stars Danai Gurira and Andrew Lincoln took on expanded roles as executive producers for the upcoming series. They had creative control over the show and were fully supported by AMC. Gurira even wrote an episode and was involved in all aspects of the series, including staffing and artistic choices. Both actors were excited to have a hand in shaping the spinoff and found it gratifying to be so involved. The show will focus on the return of Rick Grimes and Michonne following their capture by the CRM, and their reunion is expected to be a powerful part of the series.