A new The Walking Dead spin-off is currently in the works at AMC, titled Isle of the Dead. Set in New York City, the series will follow original series stalwarts Negan and Maggie as they battle zombies in the city.
A fifth ‘The Walking Dead’ spin-off is in the works titled ‘ISLE OF THE DEAD’.
The series will star Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s as they explore the ruins of Manhattan. pic.twitter.com/EQczU1OZhr
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) March 7, 2022
The new series will envision a Manhattan “long ago cut off from the mainland” that is filled with the living and dead alike, and 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, with series writer and co-executive producer Eli Jorné, will serve as the showrunner.
“This is a very big day for the expanding universe we are building around The Walking Dead,” said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks.
“It not only adds another compelling series to this collection, it extends our storytelling around two unforgettable characters fans have grown to love, hate or hate and then love in Maggie and Negan, brilliantly inhabited by Lauren and Jeffrey. It also lets us explore a corner of this universe located on the island of Manhattan, with an iconic skyline that takes on a very different meaning when viewed through the lens of a zombie apocalypse.”
Isle of the Dead will join The Walking Dead, which is currently in the midst of airing Part 2 of its final season, and other spin-offs on AMC’s networks. These include the prequel series 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. For more of the latest news on Isle of the Dead, other The Walking Dead spin-offs, and more projects underway at AMC, be sure to keep reading The Nerd Stash!