How many seasons of The Walking Dead: Dead City?

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

The Walking Dead: Dead City will be the first new spinoff of The Walking Dead to premiere in 2023. The fourth spinoff overall, this series will extend the storylines of fan-favorite characters Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). How many seasons will Dead City have?

The series’ first season will consist of six episodes, which mirrors the pilot seasons of several other series in TWDU, including the flagship series. Only time will tell if future seasons will see extended episode counts.

In an interview with NY Post, Cohan talked about the possibility of future seasons:

"We’re definitely set up to go beyond [the first season]. The TV landscape is a little different and a little more trepidatious than it used to be. But we’re really hoping the show does well and can lead to a second and third and fourth, or fifth season. We feel like we’ve just cracked open the egg — now we should make an omelet."

The Walking Dead: Dead City

Dead City will premiere on AMC on June 18 at 9 p.m. ET and AMC+ on Thursday, June 15. The series was rumored to begin filming its second season before the end of 2023 but with the writer’s strike, only time will tell if that will schedule will still stand. In an interview with Midweek, newcomer Mahina Napoleon shared that she was expected to head back to New York in late 2023 to film a second season.

This series will see Maggie track down her son Hershel’s (now played by Logan Kim) abductor, the Croat (Zeljko Ivanek). This man is a former lackey of Negan’s.  She will track the Croat to Manhattan, a location cut off from the mainland since early after the outbreak where a horde of walkers one million strong has amassed.

The landscape of this series, which takes place a couple of years after The Walking Dead’s final episode, will differ significantly from the forests of the main series.  Cohan likens it to John Carpenter’s Escape From New York. 

Cohan and Morgan serve as executive producers in the series. In the NY Post interview, she shared a bit about this process and was invited to be involved as much as she likes with the post-production process. She enjoys watching the editors and learning more about that side of the make of a series.

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