The Walking Dead: Dead City is one of several Walking Dead spinoffs in the making. This one features Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in a new adventure that finds them in Manhattan. Before their mission is revealed and we see the premiere of that series, The Walking Dead has a few more stories to tell.
On October 2, AMC will premiere the final episode of the series. Both Maggie and Negan are in the thick of things as our survivors come against the Commonwealth and a horde of variant walkers. Showrunner Angela Kang told TV Line that Dead City will be its own journey, but the final episodes will bring the two characters to some kind of understanding.
"“In the last scenes of this show, those actors are so good together,” Kang marvels. “There’s a reason they got a spinoff.”"
Dead City teams up the one-time enemies, and they will find themselves traveling to the island of Manhattan. The synopsis tells us that to try and contain the outbreak, the US Government blew up the bridges and tunnels connecting Manhattan to the mainland soon after the outbreak. The small population of citizens still reside there is tormented by a walker horde over 1 million strong. They live above the 10th floor, ziplining between the buildings and surviving with hydroponic farms.
The Walking Dead final episodes – Maggie and Negan
Parts 1 and 2 of season 11 of The Walking Dead saw Maggie and Negan go through a lot together. By the midseason finale, Maggie admitted she was beginning to trust Negan. Forgive and forget, not so much, but at least there is a trust-building there that could prove invaluable as our survivors come against the Commonwealth.
It will be interesting to see what comes next and even more interesting to find out what takes Maggie and Negan to Manhattan. Will Maggie leave Hershel (Kien Michael Spiller)? What about Negan’s wife Annie (Medina Senghore) and their unborn child?
The Walking Dead returns to AMC and AMC+ on October 2.