After 12 years and 11 long seasons, AMC’s hit series the Walking Dead ended with the series finale, “Rest in Peace,” which premiered on November 20. The 90-minute ending to the flagship series offered little closure for audiences, however, as spinoff shows starring fan-favorite characters are already in the works. The teaser trailer for The Walking Dead: Dead City has just dropped, giving fans a climax at one of the more shocking zombie fighting duos to head to New York City.
Set two years after the main series finale and slated to premiere in April 2023, the six-part spinoff series centers on Maggie (Lauren Cohan, boy) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Grey’s anatomy). These characters have long been at odds since Negan joined the show and brutally murdered Maggie’s husband Glenn (Steven Yeun, Minari). Surprisingly, since Negan became one of the good guys, the two have been able to work together well enough that they now star side-by-side in the lead roles dead city.
That dead city Teaser shows Maggie and Negan venturing into post-apocalyptic Manhattan, long ago cut off from the mainland. In addition to scenes showing the ever-evolving walkers, the teaser shows the two working together and even a clip of them walking past graffiti and saying, “Dawn Lincoln Center Come Kill With Us.” Eli Jorne is on board (the Walking Dead) as the series’ showrunner, and its official synopsis reads, “The crumbling city is filled with the dead and residents who have made New York City their own world of anarchy, danger, beauty, and terror.”
“Eli has created a chaotic, beautiful, filthy asylum of the dead for Negan, Maggie and fans of the series eager to explore an unseen and wacky world of the TWD universe,” said the franchise architect Scott Gimple said in a recent statement. “Lauren and Jeffrey have always been amazing collaborators, and now we’re taking that collaboration to the next level with a series that will push these characters to the limit with the world – and with each other.” We are all thrilled to take you on an all new, all different TWD epic for the ages.”
dead city This isn’t the first time AMC has explored the world of the undead outside of the flagship series, and it definitely won’t be the last. The show’s frenzied popularity led to the creation of Fear the walking deathfollowed by The Walking Dead: World Beyond – which is essentially a teen-focused version of the show – and more recently the anthology series, Tales of the Walking Dead.
In addition to dead citythe story of The Walking Dead continues with two additional programs – Darryl Dixonwhat follows Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints) in his fan favorite role, as well as Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincolnlove actually) and Michonne (Danai GuriraBlack Panther) are getting their own suitably titled spinoff series Rick & Michonne.
Try this dead city Teaser trailer below.