A fan favorite from The Walking Dead is getting new life in one of the universe’s spinoff series. Pollyanna McIntosh will appear in season 2 of The Walking Dead: World Beyond, reprising her role as Jadis (aka Anne).
Fans last saw McIntosh in season 9 of The Walking Dead. Though her character served as an antagonist in seasons 7 and 8, she later redeems herself by saving a mortally wounded Rick.
Scott Gimple, head of TWDU, teased a bit about what fans can expect to see from Jadis in TWD: World Beyond.
“We are thrilled to have the terrific Pollyanna McIntosh back as Jadis, and we’re excited for viewers to see how she collides with the characters in this part of the Universe,” said Gimple. “In our story, years have passed. We’ll get hints of what happened with that fateful helicopter ride and learn Jadis has new allies and alliances; she is a big part of connecting the CRM and Three Circles mythology that’s seen throughout all three series. We can’t wait to share it all with fans of the TWDU.”
McIntosh herself also expressed her excitement to return to Jadis and TWDU.
“I love the character of Jadis and I love this world, so getting to inhabit her again in collaboration with the talented team at The Walking Dead: World Beyond in beautiful Richmond, Virginia was a joy. I hope audiences will catch up with the first season now so they can fully enjoy this epic final season in October,” said McIntosh.
Season two of World Beyond concludes the epic story of Iris (Aliyah Royale), Hope (Alexa Mansour), Elton (Nicolas Cantu), and Silas (Hal Cumpston) — four friends who journeyed across the country on a mission that transformed everything they knew about themselves and the world. As they face off against the mysterious Civic Republic Military and fight for control of their own destiny, goals will shift, bonds will form and crumble, and innocence will be both lost and found.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond season 2 officially premieres on AMC October 3. But AMC+ subscribers can catch the premiere, and all subsequent episodes, a week early.