The Walking Dead: Dead City airs its final episode tonight for AMC+ subscribers and we can’t wait to know what will happen between Negan and Maggie in this finale. Hopefully, the end of this season is going to answer more questions than add more. But what about those unanswered questions? Will there be continuity to the show? Keep reading to find out what we know about The Walking Dead: Dead City Season 2, and why it’s possible that we’ll have to wait much longer than we originally thought we would.
Dead City Season 2 is Unlikely to Air Anytime Soon
The Fansided website reported that despite lacking confirmation from AMC, Mahina Napoleon, who portrays the character named Ginny in the new series, expressed her intention to come back to New York in 2023 for the filming of season 2 of The Walking Dead: Dead City. However, after reading the actual interview in Midweek, it seems like she was talking about NCIS: Hawaii and CBS renewing the series she plays in for 2023-2024. Perhaps they have information that was not disclosed? An article by our very own Shawn did mention that Ginny would be a main character in the series, so it’s possible that she knows some information we do not know.
What we do know, however, is that the SAG-AFTRA & WGA strikes are likely to have an impact on the production of a second season of this series. The Writers Guild of America (WGA), which represents 11,500 screenwriters, commenced a strike on May 2nd 2023 due to an ongoing labor dispute with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).
One of the central issues in the labor dispute is the residuals from streaming media, with the WGA asserting that the AMPTP’s share of these residuals has significantly reduced the average incomes of writers compared to a decade ago. Additionally, writers are advocating for artificial intelligence, like ChatGPT, to be utilized strictly as a tool to assist with research or facilitate script ideas, rather than as a replacement for their creative input.
All of this is greatly impacting the writing of any type of show, Dead City included.
As of July 12, 2023, Deadline Hollywood reported that the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and the major Hollywood studios had no intentions of resuming negotiations with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) until late October 2023, at the earliest. all of this is going to delay the writing and production of many shows.
So while it is rumored that The Walking Dead: Dead City will resume filming next year, it’s likely that we may see a gigantic gap between both seasons.
The first season of The Walking Dead: Dead City has six episodes, with the season finale, entitled “Doma Smo” (which means “We are home” in Croatian), set for July 23 on AMC, and tonight on AMC+.