Seems like an island is either the worst or best place to be in a zombie apocalypse—and when the island in question is Manhattan, you’re probably pretty screwed. And because Dead City is a Walking Dead spinoff, the characters have to be screwed several times over.
As if Maggie (Lauren Cohan) hasn’t had it bad enough already, now someone has kidnapped her kid, and for plot reasons, to find him she has to team up with Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), the very man who brutally murdered her partner.
Good times road trip, anyone?
Dead City has The Walking Dead writer Eli Jorné as showrunner, and the cast also includes Gaius Charles, Željko Ivanek, Jonathan Higginbotham, Mahina Napoleon, Trey Santiago-Hudson, and Charlie Solis.
Ivanek’s character seems to have a history with Negan, which most likely can’t be good, given Negan’s penchant for murder. (He’s reformed now, though. Sort of.)
Dead City is the first chronological sequel to the flagship Walking Dead, which already birthed three spinoffs. It will eventually be joined by The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, which follows Norman Reedus’s character to France, and The Walking Dead: Rick & Michonne, which picks up with its own titular characters in the strange scenario teased at the end of the original Walking Dead’s series finale.
But first, Maggie and Negan take Manhattan. The Walking Dead: Dead City premieres June 18th on AMC and AMC+.