Even though The Walking Dead may be coming to an end, the spinoff series The Walking Dead: Dead City now has a release date and some fresh set pictures. The Negan and Maggie spinoff will premiere in April 2023, according to actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan, who made an appearance at New York Comic-Con to promote the final season of the main show.
In conjunction with the discussion panel, AMC unveiled the first images from the upcoming season, which depict the two fighting and Maggie threatening Negan with a knife. Another image shows the two standing next to Trey Santiago-Jano Hudson and gazing off into the distance in a dilapidated New York City.
Maggie and Negan will travel across a post-apocalyptic Manhattan in Dead City that has been “cut off from the mainland,” according to AMC. The rest of the network’s series logline is as follows: “The decaying city is filled with the dead and residents who have created New York City their world full of anarchy, danger, beauty, and terror.” Eli Jorné, who is also the showrunner, will executive produce the six-episode season together with Morgan and Cohen. Following the releases of Fear the Walking Dead, World Beyond, and Tales of the Walking Dead, it is the fourth offshoot in the zombie franchise.
Other potential spinoffs include Daryl Dixon, which will center on the title character played by Norman Reedus, and a series wrapping up the storylines of Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira). The third episode of the 11th season of the main show debuted on October 2, and it will end next month. We’re always searching for ways to turn up the pressure on our heroes, said showrunner Angela Kang about the shifting nature of the zombies before the final run. “Some of your systems for protecting yourself shift if you’ve been acclimated to one set of rules for zombies and you haven’t experienced ones that do these other things.”