Lauren Cohen and Jeffrey Dean Morgan to star in new Walking Dead spinoff called Isle of the Dead, AMC announced Monday. The show, slated to premiere in 2023, will revolve around Cohen and Morgan’s respective characters, Maggie and Negan, as they travel to Manhattan, which has been “cut off from the mainland”.
“The ruined city is filled with the dead, and its inhabitants have made New York City their own world rife with anarchy, danger, beauty, and horror,” AMC said in a press release. It will premiere on both AMC and AMC Plus, with six episodes making up the first season.
Zombie Writer and executive producer Eli Jorné will host and executive produce. Zombie Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple will oversee the show, with Cohan and Morgan joining as executive producers. In a preview image introducing the program, Isle of the Dead seems to call back to ZombieThe first volume, bears the same title as the words on the door: “Don’t open, die inside.” (Or “Do not open the dead door inside?” Your guess is as good as mine.)
“I’m glad Negan and Maggie’s journey continues. What a ride in Negan’s shoes, I’m incredibly excited to continue his journey in New York City with Lauren,” Morgan said in a statement. “Urban pedestrians are always a great sight, but 5th Avenue, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty? Greatest city in the world?? ”
If you can’t count how many Zombie spinoffs yes, you are not alone. Fear the Walking Dead currently in its seventh season and a limited series called Walking Dead: World Beyond Accomplished. Tales of the Walking Deadan anthology, currently being worked on with a spinoff of Carol and Daryl starring Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride. Andrew Lincoln will also star in three movies as Rick Grimes.
The the last season of Zombie – 11th season – lasts until the end of March.