AMC has officially announced the official title of Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s upcoming The Walking Dead spinoff. From its working title, Isle of the Dead, the Negan and Maggie-led series will now be called The Walking Dead: Dead City.
Dead City is now in the works and will only have six episodes for its first season. So, what does this new series has in store?
The Walking Dead: Dead City Details
The network first described the series as a new show that would bring Maggie and Negan into post-apocalyptic Manhattan after being cut off from the mainland long ago.
The city is crumbling, filled with dead and denizens who make New York City their own world “full of anarchy, danger, beauty, and terror."
In some leaked fan-filmed clips, Maggie and Negan remain at odds after the latter kills her husband, Glenn (Steven Yeun), in The Walking Dead Season 7.
With that said, it’s a big question as to how these two end up together in the Big Apple.
According to Entertainment Weekly, this mystery will be addressed in the final episodes of The Walking Dead, which will begin on October 2 and end on November 20.
Producer Teases Upcoming The Walking Dead Spinoff
Producer Scott M Gimple teased the upcoming The Walking Dead spinoff at the recent Comic-Con last month.
"It's a madhouse, and [Maggie and Negan] enter it and get swept up into the madhouse," he said, via Digital Spy. "There's a lot of conflicts. There's a lot of action. There are zip lines. The walkers are insane.
"The rats in that city are insane,” he continued. Eli Jorné is the showrunner, and they're doing incredible work over there right now.”
Lauren Cohan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan Discuss Upcoming Spinoff
Cohan revealed she was thrilled to work with McDermott and AMC for the next chapter of The Walking Dead universe.
"Maggie is very close to my heart, and I'm excited to continue her journey against the iconic backdrop of New York City, alongside my friend and collaborator, Jeffrey Dean Morgan,” she said, per EW. “Eli Jorné has created something incredibly special, and I cannot wait for the fans to see what we have in store for Maggie and Negan."
Morgan, alternatively, is also pleased to continue Maggie and Negan’s journey.
"It's been such a ride walking in Negan's shoes, I'm beyond excited to continue his journey in New York City with Lauren,” he said. “Walkers in an urban setting has always been such a cool image, but 5th Avenue, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty? The greatest city in the world?? The backdrop is amazing, but it's the story that Eli Jorné cooked up that is even better."
The Walking Dead: Dead City will premiere in 2023.
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