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Act I - A New Day
Season 1, Episode 1
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Written By 087-B
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"Act II - Starved For Help"
Cast Guide
Jason Ritter as Dipper Pines
Kristen Schaal as Mabel Pines
Dave Fennoy as Lee Everett
Melissa Hutchinson as Clementine
Gavin Hammon as Kenny
Nicki Rapp as Lilly Caul
Also Starring
Linda Cardellini as Wendy Corduroy
T.J. Miller as Robbie Valentino
Cissy Jones as Katjaa
Max Kaufman as Ken Jr.
Nicole Virgil as Carley
Sam Joan as Doug
Terrence McGovern as Larry Caul
Nick Herman as Glenn
Peter Edward Mussad as Shawn Greene
Chuck Kourouklis as Hershel Greene
Brian R. Davis as Chet

"Act I - A New Day" is the first episode of the crossover story A New Day. It consisted of eight parts total -- one prologue chapter and seven normal chapters -- running from Chapter 1 to Chapter 8.

It was followed by "Act II - Starved For Help".


"After a horrible bus wreck lands Dipper Pines in the middle of the apocalypse, this is only the start of his journey to survive and reconnect with his friends, and most importantly, his sister. As he meets multiple survivors, both good and bad, will he be able to make it through the day alive?"







The first episode received general acclaim for it's riveting story telling and surprising moments, as well as strong character development and tense action.


  • First appearance of Dipper Pines.
  • First appearance of Mabel Pines.
  • First appearance of Lee Everett.
  • First appearance of Clementine.
  • First appearance of Kenny.
  • First appearance of Katjaa.
  • First appearance of Ken Jr..
  • First appearance of Wendy Corduroy.
  • First appearance of Robbie Valentino.
  • First appearance of Lilly Caul.
  • First appearance of Larry Caul.
  • First appearance of Carley.
  • First (and last) appearance of Shawn Greene.
  • First (and last) appearance of Chet. (Unknown)
  • First (and last) appearance of Hershel Greene. (Unknown)
  • First (and last) appearance of Doug.
  • First (and last) appearance of Glenn. (Unknown)
  • First appearance of Diana. (Voice Only)
  • First mention of Ed.
  • The term "walker" is introduced in this episode by Mabel, and is used by everyone from here on out.
  • The title of this act refers to everyone having to deal with a fresh start, being forced to survive in the apocalypse.
  • The author confirmed they originally wanted to include more of Shawn and Hershel in the story and have them appear in future acts, but decided against this.
    • A message from the author: "I really wanted to do a twist and have Hershel and Shawn tag along with the gang. The only struggle was giving them a reason to leave the farm, but if I got that out of the way, then everything would've been mostly smooth sailing. The two of them would've made it up to Act III. I don't want to spoil the act's plot itself, but what would have happened was that Shawn would've been mysteriously killed out in the woods, and once news of his death came to Hershel, he would've been so broken that he would ask a certain someone to kill him. That's what I wanted to do with them, but I went against it, because I had already planned out the rest of the story, and it wouldn't make much sense if they had survived. Granted, we don't know what happened to Hershel, but still."
Episodes of the A New Day Series
A New Day "Act I - A New Day" • "Act II - Starved For Help" • "Act III - Long Road Ahead" • "Act IV - Around Every Corner" • "Act V - No Time Left"
400 Days "Lee's Story" • "Thompson's Story"
All That Remains TBA

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