The Walking Dead franchise is coming close to an end. The series has had eleven seasons and the current one is the last. But according to the latest updates, AMC has announced a spin-off of the series. This spin-off will focus on the story of Maggie and Negan, titled Isle of the Dead. The Walking Dead is an American TV series based on a comic with the same name. It is the story of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world. The survivors are living in a zombie-attacked world, trying to keep themselves safe from the walkers.
The series has already had a few spin-offs like Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond. This time the upcoming spin-off is going to focus on Maggie and Negan. Maggie is the oldest daughter of the Greene family and Negan is a totalitarian leader of the Survivors.
The cast of the Isle of the Dead
To be able to have a spin-off, the characters Maggie and Negan must survive all challenges in season 11 of The Walking Dead. Along with Daryl and Carol, who too are getting a spin-off of their own. The studio, AMC has confirmed that the actors – Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan would be reprising their role from the original series in the spin-off as well. Eli Jorne is the producer and showrunner of the spin-off.
Story of The Walking Dead Spin-Off
The upcoming spin-off of The Walking Dead will be set in Manhattan. Maggie and Negan travel to the post-apocalyptic city which was cut off from the mainland before the events that took place in the main series. AMC has called the location of the spin-off “crumbling city” which is now filled with “the dead and denizens who have made New York City their own world full of anarchy, danger, beauty, and terror.” The first season of the series is set to have six episodes.
Release Date of The Walking Dead Spin-Off
Though the studio has announced that the show will be released in 2023, an exact date has not been made official. The spin-off will air on the channel AMC+. Lauren Cohan, who is going to be the lead in the upcoming spin-off has made a statement on it. She said, “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.”
Jeffrey Dean Morgan has also talked about the upcoming spin-off. The actor is excited that his character’s journey will continue even after the main series is over. The actor added to his statement, “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.”