A brand new spin-off of The Walking Dead was just announced today that will star fan favorites Maggie and Negan surviving in New York City.
“‘Isle of the Dead’ envisions the popular Maggie and Negan characters traveling into a post-apocalyptic Manhattan long ago cut off from the mainland,” reads a synopsis from TWD network AMC. “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.”
Isle of the Dead will premiere on both AMC and AMC+ in 2023, although there’s no word just yet if the producers plan to release episodes one week early on AMC+ as is done with TWD.
— The Walking Dead on AMC (@WalkingDead_AMC) March 7, 2022
The Walking Dead is currently enjoying the second part of its three-part 11th and last season. But while that original main series is ending, several spin-offs are currently running and are planned to premiere over the next few years. These new shows include Tales of The Walking Dead anthology series that will focus on character development, a Daryl and Carol spin-off, three Rick Grimes movies, a possible comedy, and more!
If you’re a current fan of the show, you may remember that Negan walked off a couple episodes back, leaving Maggie to be a bit more calm and happy without her husband’s killer lurking around constantly reminding everyone that’s he’s changed. So it will certainly be interesting to see how this new show will play out combining the two characters.
“It’s been such a ride walking in Negan’s shoes, I’m beyond excited to continue his journey in New York City with Lauren,” Negan actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan said in a statement. “Walkers in an urban setting has always been such a cool image, but 5th Avenue, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty? The greatest city in the world? The backdrop is amazing, but it’s the story that Eli Jorné cooked up that is even better. Buckle up folks, ‘Isle of the Dead’ is going to reinvent the TWD Universe.”
Isle of the Dead’s first season will feature six episodes from TWD writer and co-executive producer Eli Jorné. Maggie and Negan actors Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan will also serve as executive producers.