Negan and Maggie are getting company in their continuing struggles against the undead.
Isle of the Dead–one of AMC’s spinoffs of its long-running The Walking Dead series that wraps up its successful run later this year–has signed up Gaius Charles (Friday Night Lights) as a lead opposite fan-favorites Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan, according to a report on Deadline.
The six-episode series–slated to debut on AMC and AMC+ sometime next year–follows Morgan’s Negan and Cohan’s Maggie as they traverse a post-apocalyptic Manhattan “long ago cut off from the mainland,” according to the synopsis.
The decaying metropolis is “filled with the dead and denizens who have made New York City their own world full of anarchy, danger, beauty and terror.”
Charles will portray a character named Perlie Armstrong, described as “confident, ruthless and unyielding in the pursuit of what he believes is justice…a family man who is devoted to building a safe world for his wife and daughters.”
Isle of the Dead is led by showrunner Eli Jorne–a writer and executive producer on TWD–and executive producers Scott M. Gimple, Cohan and Morgan.
AMC president of entertainment Dan McDermott said this new show will “let us explore a corner of TWD universe 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.”
The Walking Dead flagship series–based on the comic books by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard–will conclude its 11th and final season later this year.
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