Last week, The Walking Dead: Dead City concluded with a striking ending, leaving many of our questions unanswered. Now that episode 6 has wrapped up, the anticipation for episode 7 of TWD: Dead City is palpable. However, brace yourself, as the news ahead might not be as uplifting as you hope.
TWD: Dead City Episode 7 Does Not Exist
That’s right. Episode 6 was the very last episode of The Walking Dead: Dead City Season 1. The tales of Maggie, Negan, and the several people still alive in the series are going to have to wait until… what may take more than a year. AMC+ subscribers who have signed up for the show will probably have to get hooked on something else while waiting.
The ongoing SAG-AFTRA & WGA strikes are expected to influence the production of the second season of this series. On May 2nd, 2023, the Writers Guild of America (WGA), representing 11,500 screenwriters, initiated the strike as a result of an ongoing labor disagreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). This means that shows aren’t being written up, and in turn, the wait begins. Instructions on what is and isn’t permitted have been provided to the 160,000 members of the SAG-AFTRA union. Those instructions are “No acting or singing or stunts. No interviews to promote movies or shows” according to a People’s article. So while this strike impacts the writing and production of a single series, it also impacts much more.
In a memo issued and signed by union president Fran Drescher and national executive director and chief negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, SAG-AFTRA members were directed “to halt all services and work covered by the TV/Theatrical Contracts” once the strike commences. This includes “principal on-camera work,” encompassing acting, singing, dancing, performing stunts, piloting on-camera aircraft, puppeteering, as well as performance capture or motion capture work.
The ongoing strikes are significantly affecting the writing process of various shows, including “Dead City.”
Although there are rumors that “The Walking Dead: Dead City” will resume filming next year, it’s probable that there will be a substantial gap between both seasons.
When Mahina Napoleon, who portrays Ginny, was asked about her upcoming projects, she responded: “Soon I’m going to be going to LA to promote my TV show, returning to NCIS: Hawai’i season 3 and going back to Walking Dead for season 2.”
We will have to wait and see if the strike will indeed impact the production of a second season of TWD: Dead City, or if things were already written up, and production will be quicker than expected once the strike is over.
What is TWD: Dead City Season 1 About?
Maggie and Negan set forth on a dangerous expedition through a desolate, post-apocalyptic Manhattan, cut off from the outside world. Their mission is to locate Maggie’s abducted son, Hershel. The city they traverse is a haunting wasteland, filled with both walkers and tenacious survivors who, as evident from previous experiences in The Walking Dead, can be more menacing than the actual undead. Their relentless pursuit unfolds against the backdrop of themes such as family, survival, and the delicate balance between humanity and destruction in this barren realm.