Despite being unable to attend the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con panel for The Walking Dead, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan send a joint video message to warn their fans about their upcoming spinoff series, Isle of the Dead.
Morgan and Cohan will reprise their roles as Negan and Maggie in the TWD spinoff Isle of the Dead. However, as the series' filming had already begun in New Jersey, they couldn’t attend Comic-Con.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan Tease the Coming of Isle of the Dead
“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer,” Morgan and Cohan said together in a video message.
Isle of the Dead will continue the TWD franchise when the series end. The show is now on its 11th and final season, with only eight episodes before it officially concludes.
Talking about the original series' ending, Morgan said TWD has been “near and dear” to them.
"Saying goodbye to our fellow cast, crew, and fans has been extremely difficult," he said, per Comicbook.
He then teased the actors would make their in-person return to Comic-Con in 2023.
"We're very excited about it. It's gonna premiere next year, so we're gonna be there,” he continued.
Cohan chimed in and said they would be back on the small screen sooner than the 2023 Comic-Con.
"We can't wait for you to see it. In the meantime, you guys keep watching The Walking Dead. Learn how we get from there to here,” Morgan teased.
What Will Isle of the Dead Entail?
Isle of the Dead is created by the showrunner Eli Jorné. It will feature six episodes filmed in New Jersey and New York.
Here, the rivals Maggie and Negan will travel to the post-apocalyptic Manhattan after leaving Virginia.
"The crumbling city is filled with the dead and denizens who have made New York City their own world full of anarchy, danger, beauty, and terror,” the AMC's description of the new series reads.
In The Walking Dead Season 11, fans saw Negan and Maggie as allies after the former killed the latter’s husband, Glenn (Steven Yeun), in Season 7. They have no choice but to do it to survive the Reapers.
Negan has proven his already a changed man after saving Glenn and Maggie’s son during a conflict with Lance (Josh Hamilton) and the Commonwealth community.
Now, fans will soon know how Maggie and Negan end up traveling together in the final episodes of The Walking Dead Season 11.
Isle of the Dead Cast
Aside from Morgan and Cohan, Isle of the Dead will also feature the NCIS: Hawai’i star Mahina Napoleon, Damages’ Željko Ivanek, Grey’s Anatomy’s Gaius Charles and Jonathan Higginbotham, per Digital Spy.
"Those characters don't mean anything to you now, but they will because they are awesome," Gimple, TWD showrunner Scott M. Gimple said at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con.
Isle of the Dead is set to be out in 2023.
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