AMC has released a new full-length trailer for The Walking Dead: Dead City. Formerly titled Isle of the Dead, this is the latest Walking Dead spin-off series coming to the network. This one has a pretty interesting hook. Not only are Maggie and Negan forming an unlikely duo, but they’re headed to New York City. Unsurprisingly, there are lots of zombies afoot in the Big Apple. Check it out.
Quite a lot going on there. For one, Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) are going to be forced to set aside their differences. As fans will recall, Negan killed her boyfriend Glenn brutally. But they’re heading to NYC anyway, which is a big change of scenery compared to Atlanta. Among many other things, there is some mutant, six-armed zombie, which looks pretty impressive. It looks very large in scope. AMC spared no expense.
Here is the synopsis for The Walking Dead: Dead City.
“The Walking Dead: Dead City follows the popular Maggie and Negan characters 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.”
The first season will consist of six episodes, airing on both AMC and AMC+. Even though The Walking Dead season 11 ended the main show’s run, the network is keeping the universe alive. This is just one of several spin-offs on the way, with Norman Reedus starring as Daryl Dixon in a solo series as well. Plus, Andrew Lincoln will return in a limited series alongside Danai Gurira’s Michonne.
These new shows join previous spin-offs Fear the Walking Dead, Tales of The Walking Dead and Walking Dead: World Beyond. On that note, Fear the Walking Dead is also calling it quits after season 8. So the shows that have anchored this universe for the better part of a decade will soon be over. But it’s a big world with lots of zombies in it.
Gaius Charles and Željko Ivanek also star alongside Cohan and Morgan. Eli Jorné, who has been a writer and co-executive producer on The Walking Dead for multiple seasons, serves as showrunner and executive producer. Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe, is overseeing the show. Cohan and Morgan also serve as executive producers, along with Brian Bockrath.
The Walking Dead: Dead City premieres June 18 on AMC.