The spinoff spins off a new name.
Isle of the Dead–the Manhattan-based spinoff of The Walking Dead that’s set to debut on AMC and AMC+ sometime next year–has a new name: The Walking Dead: Dead City, according to Entertainment Weekly.
No specific reason was offered for the change, but it would stand to reason the producers probably wanted it to have a closer tie-in with the flagship show.
By either name, the six-episode first season recently wrapped production on its pilot, with Loren Yaconelli behind the cameras, working off a script by showrunner Eli Jorne.
The series–starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan as rivals Negan and Maggie–is set in a “post-apocalyptic Manhattan long ago cut off from her mainland, “according to the logline. The crumbling metropolis “is filled with the dead and those who have made New York City their own world full of anarchy, danger, beauty and terror.”
Executive producer Scott M. Gimple described this future vision of the Big Apple as “chaotic. It has its own cultures–its own warring factions. It’s a madhouse, and Maggie and Negan enter it and get swept up in it.”
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