The Walking Dead: Dead City will air its premiere episode on AMC on June 18 at 9 p.m. ET. On June 13, the series premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and on June 15, AMC+ subscribers can view the first episode of thenew spinoff. Many big names, including other Walking Dead actors, appeared for the Tribeca viewing.
Dead City is set in Manhattan, a version that differs drastically from others seen before. Not only is it apocalyptic but huge hordes of walkers roam the streets and fall from the skies. This series teams up Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as they seek to rescue her son Hershel (Logan Kim), who has been abducted. The abductor happens to be a man Negan knows from the past, known as The Croat (Željko Ivanek), and Negan is on the run from Perlie Armstrong (Gaius Charles), a marshal from New Babylon.
The first season of Dead City has six episodes, and reports have circulated that preparations have been made for a second, but AMC has yet to confirm. Eli Jorné serves as showrunner for the series and previously wrote episodes of The Walking Dead in season 10. Jorné co-created the series with TWD Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple, and they, along with Cohan and Morgan, will serve as executive producers.
The Walking Dead: Dead City – Tribeca Film Festival
Dead City premiered at Tribeca Film Festival to favorable reviews. Ahead of the event, Morgan and Cohan did some promotional interviews. Below is an interview with New York Live, and the actors talk about filming and their new roles as executive producers.
Morgan, Cohan, and many of the new cast members of Dead City attended Tribeca, and two familiar faces from TWDU joined them—Cassady McClincy, who played Lydia, and Okea Eme-Akwari, who played Elijah.