The Walking Dead: Dead City, a spin-off from The Walking Dead that will follow the characters of Maggie and Negan (played by Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan), is set to launch on AMC and AMC+ sometime in 2023. While we wait for a specific premiere date to be announced, the official Walking Dead Instagram account has gone ahead and shared a batch of images from the upcoming show. You can check them out at the bottom of this article.
Eli Jorné, who has been a writer and co-executive producer on The Walking Dead for multiple seasons, serves as showrunner on The Walking Dead: Dead City, which will see Maggie and Negan traveling into a post-apocalyptic Manhattan long ago cut off from the mainland. 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.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Cohan revealed that The Walking Dead: Dead City will pick up “a few years” after the conclusion of The Walking Dead, which wrapped up its eleven season run last month.
Joining Cohan and Morgan in the cast are Mahina Napoleon (NCIS: Hawai’i), Zeljko Ivanek (Madam Secretary), and Jonathan Higginbotham (Shining Vale). Details on their characters are being kept under wraps, but we do know that Gaius Charles (Fright Night Lights) is playing Izaak, who is “confident, ruthless, and unyielding in the pursuit of what he believes is justice, with the force of his will and his menace. Izaak enjoys his work and intersperses humor with the terror he incites. This is a family man, devoted to building a safe world for his wife and daughters. His journey unearths a loss he is haunted by. He has patience and resilience and walks rather than runs from his mistakes.”
Undead Walking suggests that Karina Ortiz (Orange Is the New Black) and Caleb Reese Paul (The Other Two) may be in the cast as well, but their involvement hasn’t been officially announced at this point.
Cohan, Morgan, and Jorné are executive producing The Walking Dead: Dead City with Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of The Walking Dead universe.
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Here are the new images: