AMC is gearing up for the premiere of The Walking Dead: Dead City, the fourth spinoff in The Walking Dead universe. This series will see six episodes in its first season and reportedly could run for five seasons. Dead City will continue the stories of Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan) and Negan Smith (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), but this time, they will travel to the island of Manhattan, which has been overrun by a horde of walkers over one million strong. The series will premiere at the Tribeca Festival, but when does this series premiere on AMC?
Dead City will premiere on AMC on June 18. Originally the series was scheduled to premiere at 10 p.m. ET following Fear the Walking Dead’s midseason 8 finale. This week AMC announced an updated premiere timing which will now see Dead City premiere in the 9 p.m. ET timeslot. There was no update on the time for Fear TWD’s midseason finale.
The new series will be drastically different from the flagship series as it moves away from the forested backdrop of Georgia and Virginia into the cityscape of Manhattan.
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Viewers will be introduced to many new characters, including The Croat, played by Zeljko Ivanek, a former underling of Negan’s, and Perlie Armstrong (Gaius Charles), the marshal of New Babylon.
Maggie’s son Hershel will be abducted by The Croat, which requires her to team up with Negan to secure his release. Logan Kim will play Hershel in this series as it takes place approximately two years after the events of The Walking Dead’s final episode.
The Walking Dead: Dead City will premiere on AMC on June 18 at 9 p.m. ET.