Iris makes a really rash decision in The Walking Dead: World Beyond season 2 premiere and it’s sure to have big consequences for the show’s future.
Warning! SPOILERS ahead for The Walking Dead: World Beyond season 2 premiere.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond season 2 is kicking things up a notch by having Iris kill a CRM soldier, and the fallout from this kill could have big consequences going forward. World Beyond is the second spinoff show to the original Walking Dead series and it introduces a whole new cast of apocalyptic survivors. What makes this show’s cast different, however, is that the majority are young teens who’ve lived in a sheltered community since near the start of the outbreak. World Beyond season 1 has them venture into the “real world” for the first time, and it opens their eyes to not just the hardships of post-apocalypse life but to the truth about the Civic Republic.
The impetus for their journey out into the world is a message Hope and Iris receive from their father, who works for the Civic Republic, warning them he’s in danger. World Beyond season 1 eventually reveals the message didn’t come from their father but from Huck, a CRM security officer who followed after them. Turns out, the fake message was all a part of the Civic Republic’s plan to lure Hope, a certifiable genius, away from Campus Colony before it was destroyed (and by the CRM, no less). What they didn’t bank on was Hope being joined by her sister, Iris, and two more wayward teens, Elton and Silas. Though the CRM does manage to secure Hope by the end of World Beyond season 1, they now also have Iris to contend with, and she isn’t simply going to let them take her sister without a fight.