Walking Dead writer LaToya Morgan will be facing the undead once again. Morgan, who is well known for serving as a writer and producer in seasons 9 and 11 of The Walking Dead, will be writing for the Night of the Living Dead Sequel.
Nikyatu Jusu, known for directing Nanny, will helm the sequel for Roadshow Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment, Westbrook, Origin Story, and the late George A. Romero’s Sanibel Films, with Morgan writing the script. Deadline reports that Amazon’s MGM division has acquired the rights to the Night of the Living Dead sequel, which will see a theatrical release. The plot for the film is being kept under wraps.
The original Night of the Living Dead, released in 1968, laid the groundwork for the zombie genre. It has been the inspiration for almost every zombie-related film and series that has been created. The independent horror film was shot in black and white in rural Pennsylvania.
LaToya Morgan – The Walking Dead and more
Morgan served as a writer for two episodes of The Walking Dead. The first episode was season 9, episode 12, “Guardians,” which introduced Beta (Ryan Hurst) and revealed more about the Whispers. In season 11, the final of the series, she would write “Out of the Ashes,” the fifth episode that saw some survivors return to Hilltop and Eugene (Josh McDermitt), and his group would be oriented to the ways of the Commonwealth. Morgan would also serve as consulting producer for eight episodes of season 11.
She also co-created the HBO Max series Duster with J.J. Abrams and is the showrunner for this series. Other projects she has written for include Into the Badlands, Parenthood, and Shameless.
Next, she is working on Team Marilyn, a short she will write and direct that tells of a game-changing campaign event. The politician is involved in a scandal that breaks days before a historic presidential election.