The first official Walking Dead spinoff is Walking Dead: Dead City. This new offshoot is one of several that will debut in 2023 and 2024, and there will probably be more in the future. The location alone will make Dead City significantly different from the main series. The setting of Dead City will be post-apocalyptic Manhattan, an island cut off from the mainland since the beginning of the epidemic.
Maggie and Negan, two important figures from The Walking Dead plot, will have their stories continued in Dead City. Not only did both of these characters play key parts in the original, but since Negan viciously murdered Maggie’s husband, Glenn, they have also been at odds (Steven Yeun).
The reason why these two characters, of all people, would be paired up in a series baffled the audience. According to showrunner Eli Jorné, Maggie and Negan would be the most fascinating combo for a series because of their “trauma and baggage.”
AMC recently revealed that the premiere of Dead City would be postponed from April to June 2023. Dead City will debut on AMC on June 18 at 10 p.m. ET, immediately following the season 8 midseason finale of Fear the Walking Dead, it was revealed at WonderCon 2023.
The revelation that Logan Kim would play an older version of Maggie’s son Hershel was made at WonderCon 2023. The other members are as follows.
Karina Oritz – Amaia
Gaius Charles – Armstrong
Željko Ivanek – The Croat
Trey Santiago-Hudson – Jano
Michael Anthony – Luther
Randy Gonzalez – Hunched Man
Mahina Napoleon – Ginny
David Chen – Gritz
Saint Marino – Cataract Man
Caleb Reese Paul – Wesley
Matthew R. Staley – Hero Buraz
Charlie Solis – The Bartender
Jesse Reid – Male Prostitute
John Wu – Mr. Aizawa
Jonathan Higginbotham – Tommaso
Alex Borlo – The Prostitute
Alex Huynh – Key Swallow
Eleanor Reissa – Esther
Aixa Kendrick – Scavenger Woman
Hedley Harlan – Skinny Buraz
Justin Clarke – Croat Main Goon
A previous teaser was released, however the most recent teaser included more details.
Since Maggie and Negan have never gotten along, it has been long theorized what tragedy would unite them. Hershel, Maggie’s son, has been kidnapped, as the new teaser confirms what many have long believed. The latest teaser implies that this series would not resemble the main one in any way and that Negan is a wanted man.