The Next World
The Walking Dead Season 6



Critic Ratings: 31
Critics Consensus

Vintage-style action and the spark of a hot new romance make "The Next World" a gratifying successor to the shocking mid-season premiere.

Episode Info

A seemingly simple scavenging run proves to be very tricky when the group isn't the only one vying for an unexpected supply goldmine.


Andrew Lincoln
as Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus
as Daryl Dixon
Steven Yeun
as Glenn Rhee
Chandler Riggs
as Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira
as Michonne
Melissa McBride
as Carol Peletier
Lauren Cohan
as Maggie Greene
Michael Cudlitz
as Abraham Ford
Alanna Masterson
as Tara Chambler
Christian Serratos
as Rosita Espinosa
Josh McDermitt
as Eugene Porter
Seth Gilliam
as Gabriel Stokes
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
Austin Nichols
as Spencer Monroe
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Critic Reviews for The Next World

Serious things happen in "The Next World"... but overall the episode is about things that just seem so...unnecessary.

Feb 22, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This episode [is] a vanilla-scented stroll through the land of country sunshine and biscuits...with sex. It [is] a well-deserved deep breath for us Walking Dead fans.

Jun 25, 2018 | Full Review…

...a gate way for some new kinds of Walking Dead storytelling, and that's something we sorely need on the road to our next big bad.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Thankfully, this episode featured [Rick and Daryl] front and center on a supply run, and it was one-million percent amazing.

Feb 22, 2016 | Full Review…

It is satisfying to see The Walking Dead take time to focus on smaller interpersonal moments as a way of supplementing the table setting that is Jesus' arrival.

Feb 22, 2016 | Full Review…

I'm wondering if this isn't some new spin-off show we're watching. The Waking Dad, perhaps.

Feb 13, 2018 | Full Review…

'The Next World' is unusual but striking and satisfying. It dares to be different and is bound to prove divisive, with some fans doubtless lamenting the lack of gore and zombie action.

Feb 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Despite having a few moments of danger, "The Next World" was the lightest, most joy-filled episode of The Walking Dead since the start.

Feb 22, 2016 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

This week's most entertaining stretch was Rick and Daryl's excellent adventure in search of Orange Crush for Dr Denise, and sorghum seeds for Eugene.

Feb 22, 2016 | Full Review…

A small sense of normalcy settled into the community, even after the bloodbath that littered the streets with walkers.

Feb 22, 2016 | Full Review…

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