The Walking Dead universe has a full year of content prepared for 2023. Fear the Walking Dead will premiere its eighth and final season in May, and The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon is expected sometime in the second half of the year. The first new spinoff that will release this year is The Walking Dead: Dead City.
Dead City (formerly titled Isle of the Dead) will feature two of the flagship series characters on a mission to Manhattan. This series will feature the unlikely pairing of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan). These two characters have never been friends due to Negan’s killing of Maggie’s husband, Glenn. In The Walking Dead series finale, Maggie tells Negan that she is appreciative of what he did for her son Hershel, but when she thinks of Glenn, all she can remember is his horrific final moments that were inflicted by Negan.
The new series will take place on the island of Manhattan that, early after the outbreak, was cut off from the mainland as the US Government blew up all of the bridges and tunnels. The location has been overrun by a horde of walkers one million strong.
This will be the first direct sequel spinoff, with principal filming taking place in New Jersey.
The Walking Dead: Dead City release date
During NYCC 2022, it was announced that Dead City will see a release in April 2023. In January 2023, AMC announced this release has been changed to June 2023.
The Walking Dead: Dead City cast
- Karina Oritz – Amaia
- Gaius Charles – Perle Armstrong
- Željko Ivanek – The Croat
- Trey Santiago-Hudson – Jano
- 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
- Eleanor Reissa – Esther
- Aixa Kendrick – Scavenger Woman
- Hedley Harlan – Skinny Buraz
- Justin Clarke – Croat Main Goon
The Walking Dead: Dead City teaser
The teaser confirmed what many thought would happen. Hershel has been abducted, and Maggie and Negan must rescue him. One thing people didn’t expect is that Negan is a wanted man. His image appears on a wanted sign held by Gaius Charles’ character Perle Armstrong.
The Walking Dead: Dead City synopsis
"The Walking Dead: Dead City envisions the popular Maggie and Negan characters traveling into a post-apocalyptic Manhattan long ago cut off from the mainland. The crumbling city is filled with the dead and denizens who have made New York City their own world full of anarchy, danger, beauty, and terror."
The Walking Dead: Dead City first look photos
Below are the first-look photos of the series. Undoubtedly, Negan deserves whatever reason Maggie has a knife to his throat.
Below is the first look at two of the other cast members of this series. The first photo shows Trey Santiago-Hudson portraying a character named Jano. The second is Charlie Solis as the Bartender.