The Walking Dead: Dead City spinoff adds more cast members

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 /

The Walking Dead: Dead City is another chapter in The Walking Dead universe that will continue the story of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) after the 12-year run of the flagship series that ended on November 20, 2022. This series will see the unlikely pairing of Negan and Maggie as they set off on a mission to the island of Manhattan.

Filming for the series began earlier this summer in New Jersey and will also take place in New York. Although nothing has been announced regarding what will bring this pair to New York, the information released is quite interesting.

Manhattan was cut off from the mainland early after the outbreak when the US government destroyed all the bridges and tunnels leading to the island. This has allowed a horde of walkers one million strong to overrun the island, and any humans remaining must live above the tenth floor and travel via ziplines.

Eli Jorné is the series’s writer, executive producer, and showrunner. He has previously written three episodes for The Walking Dead’s season 10, “What It Always Is,” “Walk With Us” (with Nicole Mirante-Matthews), and “A Certain Doom” (with Corey Reed and Jim Barnes). Scott M. Gimple, Morgan, and Cohan will also serve as executive producers on the series.

Dead City spinoff cast

Several cast members have been previously announced as joining Morgan and Cohan, including Gaius Charles, Mahina Napoleon, Željko Ivanek, Jonathan Higginbotham, Karina Ortiz, Caleb Reese Paul and Charlie Solis.

Now we have more news on three other actors joining the cast.

Lorette Magazine has reported that Aixa Kendrick of Law & Order SVU has joined this series. Her character is described as “unique-looking, tough, and knows her surroundings.”

According to IMDB, Eleanor Reissa (Trophy Kids) will play Esther, and Trey Santiago-Hudson (New Amsterdam)  has been added as Jano.

Complete list according to IMDB:

  • Gaius Charles – Armstrong/Izaak
  • Karina Oritz – Amaia
  • Michael Anthony – Luther
  • Randy Gonzalez – Hunched Man
  • Mahina Napoleon – Ginny
  • David Chen – Gritz
  • Saint Marino – Cataract Man
  • Caleb Reese Paul – Wesley
  • Matthew R. Staley – Hero Buraz
  • Charlie Solis – The Bartender
  • Jesse Reid – Male Prostitute
  • John Wu – Mr. Aizawa
  • Jonathan Higginbotham – Tommaso
  • Alex Borlo – The Prostitute
  • Alex Huynh – Key Swallow
  • Trey Santiago-Hudson – Jano
  • Eleanor Reissa – Esther
  • Željko Ivanek – The Croat
  • Aixa Kendrick – unknown
  • Hedley Harlan – Skinny Buraz

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