The new series stars Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Maggie and Negan respectively. The two will also serve as executive producers. The Walking Dead writer and co-executive producer Eli Jorné will serve as showrunner, with Scott M. Gimple watching over the series.
Isle of the Dead was announced in March 2022, but the name was only a working title. Dead City will air the six-episode first season on AMC and AMC+ starting in 2023.
Cohen first appeared as Maggie during the second episode of the sophomore season of The Walking Dead. She appeared in most episodes up to the ninth season before departing to star in Whiskey Cavalier after contract dispute with AMC for more equal pay closer to her male equals on the series. Cohen returned for the 10th season.
Morgan first portrayed Negan in the season finale of season six with a thunderous performance. He has been a series regular ever sense. Negan was one of the most notorious villains to make appearances within The Walking Dead, but has definitely made strides over the last few seasons.
Dead City is one of four new spin-off series to come in the near future. Tales of the Walking Dead premiered in August with yet-to-be-titled Daryl series and Michonne/Rick series coming at later dates. Previously, The Walking Dead have spun-out Fear The Walking Dead, now in its seventh season, and The Walking Dead: World Beyond which lasted two seasons.
The Walking Dead wraps up the original series in October with the final six episodes of the 11th season.
The Walking Dead comic was created by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore with Charlie Adlard taking over the art with issue seven.