The Walking Dead: Dead City release date, cast, synopsis and teaser

Trey Santiago-Hudson as Jano, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead: Dead City _ Season 1, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Peter Kramer/AMC
Trey Santiago-Hudson as Jano, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead: Dead City _ Season 1, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Peter Kramer/AMC /

The Walking Dead: Dead City is The Walking Dead’s first direct spinoff series of The Walking Dead. This new series is in a list of new spinoffs coming in 2023 and 2024, and we will likely see more in the future. Dead City will be vastly different from the main series in location alone. Dead City will be set in the apocalyptic wasteland of Manhattan, an island cut off from the mainland since early in the outbreak.

Dead City will continue the story of Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), two main characters from The Walking Dead storyline. Not only did both of these characters have significant roles in the original, but they also have been at odds since Negan brutally killed Maggie’s husband, Glenn (Steven Yeun).

It was unclear why these two characters would be cast in a series together. Showrunner Eli Jorné told Collider that Maggie and Negan, due to their “trauma and baggage,” would be the most exciting team for a series.

In season 7 of The Walking Dead, Negan brutally killed Maggie’s husband, Glenn (Steven Yeun), an act for which Maggie can never forgive him. This weighed on her so much that she took her son Hershel and left the communities. When she returned several years later, she was not pleased to learn that Negan had been let out of prison and was slowly making his way back into the good graces of some of the residents. She still wanted him dead.

During The Walking Dead’s eleventh and final season, Maggie and Negan were forced together on a mission and came to a truce. By the end of the series, Maggie informed Negan that while she appreciated him saving her son Hershel (Kien Michael Spiller), she can never forget what he did to Glenn.

Dead City release date

Dead City will release on AMC and AMC+ on June 18, 2023, at 10 p.m. ET. This will immediately follow the midseason 8 finale of Fear the Walking Dead. 

Dead City cast

A long list of additional cast members for this series will join Cohan, Morgan, and Kim.

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

Dead City teaser

The latest teaser reveals that the truce from The Walking Dead is over between Maggie and Negan.

Dead City synopsis

The official synopsis released by AMC:

"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."

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