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AMC announces ‘Walking Dead’ spinoff series ‘Isle of the Dead’ starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan

AMC has announced its new ‘Walking Dead’ spinoff, ‘Isle of the Dead,’ which will follow Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s characters, Maggie and Negan. The Walking Dead ends this year in its 11th season.

The six-episode series will see Maggie and Negan’s uneasy partnership as they ‘travel into a post-apocalyptic Manhattan long ago cut off from the mainland. The crumbling city is filled with the dead and denizens who have made New York City their own world full of anarchy, danger, beauty, and terror.’

Walking Dead writer Eli Jorné will showrun and executive produce with Cohan and Morgan and Scott Gimple.  Cohan said in a statement: “Maggie is very close to my heart and I’m excited to continue her journey against the iconic backdrop of New York City, alongside my friend and collaborator, Jeffrey Dean Morgan. I cannot wait for the fans to see what we have in store for Maggie and Negan.”

Morgan added in a statement, “I’m delighted that Negan and Maggie’s journey continues. Walkers in an urban setting has always been such a cool image, but 5th Avenue, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty? The greatest city in the world?? The backdrop is amazing, but it’s the story that Eli Jorné cooked up that is even better.”

Isle of the Dead is expected to premiere in 2023.

Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com

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