Will The Walking Dead: Dead City experience a significant time jump?

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC
Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC /

Isle of the Dead was renamed to The Walking Dead: Dead City; this is the Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) spinoff series of The Walking Dead, which was filmed in New Jersey. Fans have flocked to the locations and have flooded social media with images and videos of the actors and some spoiler filming. New cast members have been announced, and some exciting details have also been released.

Although nothing is announced to indicate what will pair up these two characters and send them off to Manhattan, some news of why Manhattan is cut off from the mainland has been released. Recently, AMC Networks programming chief Dan McDermott released some exciting details about Dead City FNA Isle of the Dead.

The US government blew up all the bridges and tunnels connecting Manhattan to the mainland early after the outbreak. Since then, the island has been overrun by a horde of walkers, which has grown to one million strong. This requires the human residents to live above the tenth floor and travel around the city via ziplines. How cool does that sound?

Dead City was created by Scott Gimple and TWD veteran Eli Jorné who also serves as writer, showrunner, and EP. Jorné has previously written three Walking Dead episodes from its tenth season.

Dead City – theory

Our friends at Show Snob have a fantastic theory about one of the newly announced characters in Dead City.

During season 11 of The Walking Dead, Negan surprised everyone by announcing his marriage to Annie (Medina Senghore) and the fact they are expecting a child. The question in everyone’s minds is will Annie and the child die before the series end?

The fan theory? The newly announced character Ginny (Mahina Napoleon) is Negan’s daughter!

The Walking Dead universe has experienced several time jumps over the past 12 years, so why wouldn’t a spinoff do the same? Something significant will have to happen to pair up Maggie and Negan on a mission of this magnitude, and locating a lost or stolen child would be substantial.

If this is the case, the series will begin with a time jump of several years. It has been announced that the final eight episodes won’t set up any of the spinoffs, Isle of the Dead will have to tell its backstory, and it could lead to a time jump.

It’s just a theory, but it is a good one.

UPDATED: This theory has been squashed as the time jump the series will experience will only be about 2 years after the final episode of The Walking Dead. 

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