In the trailer for The Walking Dead: Dead City that AMC released Thursday, the Big Apple looks as likely to take a bite out of Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan as the other way around. Not only do he and frenemy Maggie (Lauren Cohan) have zombified Manhattanites nipping at their heels, but the baddie who kidnapped her and her late husband Glenn’s son Hershel has, let’s say, a past with the Saviors’ former leader.
As Maggie explains in the clip above, a raid on Hilltop left her short on more than supplies. A new antagonist called the Croat — played by Damages Emmy winner Željko Ivanek — took Hershel and ran… all the way, it seems, to New York. And since Negan knows the villain, she wants his help in getting back her son (Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s 16-year-old Logan Kim replacing baby-faced Kien Michael Spiller).
But wait, there’s more. At the same time that Maggie and Negan are pursuing Hershel’s kidnapper, a vigilante (Friday Night Lights alum Gaius Charles) is pursuing Negan!
Per the official logline for the fourth Walking Dead spinoff, which debuts Sunday, June 18, at 10/9c, “the crumbling city” that serves as the show’s setting “is filled with the dead and denizens who have made New York their own world full of anarchy, danger, beauty and terror.” Franchise vet Eli Jorné serves as showrunner.
In addition to Dead City, AMC also has in the works The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, which follows Norman Reedus’ OG to France and will premiere “later this year,” and a limited series that will reunite Andrew Lincoln’s Rick and Danai Gurira’s Michonne; that one’s slated for an early-2024 launch. In the meantime, the eighth and final season of the franchise’s first offshoot, Fear the Walking Dead, kicks off Sunday at 9/8c.
To watch the trailer, press PLAY on the video above. Then hit the comments. Will you be joining Negan and Maggie in the city that never sleeps?
Franchise is drying up faster than Spain!
The trailer got me listening to the theme from Escape From New York.
What is the song from the trailer?
The Stooges – Gimme Danger
Thank you kind citizen.
Most welcome. It’s a cool song. Went well with the trailer.
I’m no Negan fan, but I’ll still probably watch this.
Have the Daryl spinoff and the Rick/Michonne spinoff already been written or will they be affected by the writer’s strike?
Daryl’s show is already filming season 2, so season 1 is wrapped. Rick and Michonne’s show is about to wrap.
This is the reason why there’s a writer strike. You don’t pay your writers enough so they make scripts with a bare minimum
Seems like they’ve already been doing that for the last several years. Tv ratings are dying, even most marvel movies are bombing. It’s time to dump them all and get more talented, less mentally-ill, non-activist talent to work on shows and films to bring back a renaissance in entertainment everyone can enjoy.
Fear is the last Walking Dead show I’m watching. I might watch the Rick miniseries I haven’t decided but it seems pointless at this point. Carl’s dead and Rick’s been away from his original group for too long. They made Judith a joke. The other two spinoffs look stupid and pure hollywood garbage; nothing like the first two and a half seasons of the original show that seemed so original and down to earth. I hate saying all that because zombies are my favorite genre. AMC milked this husk to death and turned it into just another run of the mill, entitled hollywood tripe. I guess Jeffery Dean Morgan and Norman Reedus can make themselves feel special and self-absorbed in New York and France while they get garbage ratings. Either get Frank Durabont to do a real spinoff or just shoot the Walking Dead in the head, it’s time to let us all rest in peace.
Cannot wait for this spin off! And the Daryl dixon 1,