poster art for Isle of the Dead
poster art for Isle of the Dead
Walking Dead Spinoff Coming to Manhattan

(released 4/21/2022)

The Walking Dead is getting a spin-off and it will take place in New York City. Isle of the Dead envisions the Maggie and Negan characters traveling into a post-apocalyptic Manhattan. AMC Networks plans to premiere the show in 2023 on AMC and AMC+ with a six episode season. Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan will return to their roles as Maggie and Negan as well as serve as executive producers.

"This is a very big day for the expanding universe we are building around The Walking Dead," said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks. "It not only adds another compelling series to this collection, it extends our storytelling around two unforgettable characters fans have grown to love, hate or hate and then love in Maggie and Negan, brilliantly inhabited by Lauren and Jeffrey.  It also lets us explore a corner of this universe located on the island of Manhattan, with an iconic skyline that takes on a very different meaning when viewed through the lens of a zombie apocalypse."

Eli Jorné, who has been writer and co-executive producer on The Walking Dead for multiple seasons has an overall deal with AMC Studios and will serve as show runner and executive producer on the series.  Scott M. Gimple continues to oversee and is chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe.

Production dates have not been announced, but Morgan has stated that Manhattan will be used as well as a studio in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Morgan lives nearby in the Hudson Valley.

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