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Isle of the Dead: New Walking Dead Spin-Off Set In New York City Officially Announced

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Another new Walking Dead spin-off is in the works at AMC, this one set in New York City. Set to debut next year, it will follow original series stalwarts Negan and Maggie as they battle zombies in the Big Apple.

Titled Isle of the Dead, the new series will envision a Manhattan “long ago cut off from the mainland” that is filled with the living and dead alike. The first season will consist of six episodes to be released on AMC and AMC+.

Series stars Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan will reprise their roles as Maggie and Negan, while series writer and co-executive producer Eli Jorné will serve as the showrunner. As part of the announcement, AMC released a teaser poster featuring an ominous door saying, “Don’t open. Dead inside” with New York’s familiar skyline in the background.

The teaser poster for Isle of the Dead, the new Walking Dead spin-off set for 2023.

The teaser poster for Isle of the Dead, the new Walking Dead spin-off set for 2023.

“I’m delighted that Negan and Maggie’s journey continues,” Morgan said in a statement. “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. 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.”

Isle of the Dead will join The Walking Dead, which is currently in the midst of airing Part 2 of its final season. Other spin-offs include the prequel Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, and a planned anthology series in Tales of the Walking Dead.

Isle of the Dead will release sometime in 2023. Check out the rest of the biggest shows set to premiere in 2022 right here.

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