Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan feature in chilling teaser for AMC spin-off series 'The Walking Dead: Dead City'
‘The Walking Dead’ just ended its run yesterday with a hard-hitting finale that saw a lot of emotional moments and a lot of deaths. On the other hand, the last few minutes of the series finale saw Rick Grimes and Michonne Grimes returning for one final time, making fans excited for what’s about to come for those two and the other remaining characters. Two characters that remained alive at the end of the series were none other than Negan and Lauren Cohan. We already know that the aforementioned characters will be coming back for a spin-off series primarily focusing on two of the most integral parts of the ‘Walking Dead’ universe.
AMC has released the first teaser for the upcoming spin-off series, titled ‘The Walking Dead: Dead City’, which sees Negan and Maggie going to Manhattan while the entire city has been cut off from the mainland, becoming a home for the undead. The teaser released by AMC sees Maggie and Negan wandering on the streets of Manhattan to fight the zombies and meet new people who are also doing their best to put up a fight against the army of the dead.
One of the moments in the clips is particularly intriguing where it looks like a new zombie coming out of some sort of shell and wreaking havoc. On the other hand, the humans are fighting themselves as well to show who’s the boss. The initial look of the teaser shows that Maggie and Negan are together, but anything can happen because Negan killed Maggie’s husband in the original series and during the series finale we saw Negan apologizing to Maggie for killing her husband. However, Maggie made it clear that they can never be friends. She said, “When I look at you, all I see is that bat coming down on his head. So I can't forgive you.”
But Maggie is really smart and she knows that she should have her enemies closer and ‘Dead City’ is just an example of her knowing how dangerous Negan can be.
The spin-off series was announced in March 2022 and at the time, it was titled ‘Isle of the Dead’. The official synopsis of ‘Dead City’ reads, “The series follows Negan and Maggie 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.” Created by Eli Jorne, the series also stars Gaius Charles (Perlie Armstrong), Zeljko Ivanek (The Croat), Trey Santiago-Hudson (Jano), Charlie Solis, Michael Anthony, David Chen, and Randy Gonzalez.
‘The Walking Dead: Dead City’ is scheduled to premiere in April 2023.