AMC has confirmed that another The Walking Dead spin-off show is officially in production. Called “Isle of The Dead“, the spin-off aims to showcase the drama surrounding Lauren Cohan’s Maggie and Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan.
AMC says that the Isle of The Dead is set to take place across six episodes and premiere sometime in 2023. It will follow the pair as they navigate a post-apocalyptic Manhattan long ago cut off from the mainland.
This New York setting is a different take on the series and AMC says the location is filled with the dead and denizens who have made the city their own world full of anarchy, danger, beauty and terror.
Longtime The Walking Dead writer and co-executive producer Eli Journe is the showrunner on the new series. Scott M. Gimple Cohan and Morgan are also set to produce the project. Cohan told Entertainment Weekly:
“I’m thrilled to partner with Dan McDermott and the team at AMC on the next chapter in ‘The Walking Dead’ Universe. 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. Eli Jorné has created something incredibly special and I cannot wait for the fans to see what we have in store for Maggie and Negan.
I’m delighted that Negan and Maggie’s journey continues. It’s been such a ride walking in Negan’s shoes, I’m beyond excited to continue his journey in New York City with Lauren.”
Morgan chimed in too saying:
“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.
Buckle up folks, ‘Isle of the Dead’ is going to reinvent the TWD Universe. Huge thank you to Dan McDermott, Scott Gimple and AMC for having us back for more… we simply can’t wait.”
The Walking Dead Isle of the Dead is set to launch sometime in 2023.
Source: Entertainment Weekly