Like Manhattan doesn’t have enough problems…
The AMC horror juggernaut The Walking Dead is expanding once again next year with another spinoff–Isle of the Dead–starring two veteran characters, according to a report on Deadline.
Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) will headline the new six-episode series set in New York City. The show will follow the intrepid duo as they traverse a post-apocalyptic Manhattan cut off from the mainland.
The crumbling metropolis, according to the logline, is “filled with the dead and denizens who have made New York City their own world full of anarchy, danger, beauty and terror.”
Isle of the Dead–slated to launch on AMC and AMC+ in 2023–will be led by showrunner Eli Jorne–a writer and executive producer on TWD–and executive producers Scott M. Gimple, Cohan and Morgan.
This spinoff will join the rest of TWD offshoots–including Fear the Walking Dead (renewed for an eighth season), The Walking Dead: World Beyond (which ran for two seasons), Tales of the Walking Dead (set to launch this year) and another series featuring Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride.
AMC president of entertainment Dan McDermott said the new show will add “another compelling series to this collection and extend our storytelling around two unforgettable characters. It also lets us explore a corner of this 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–is wrapping up its 11th and final season this year.
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