The Walking Dead: Dead City premiere episode took viewers on a fast-paced trip to Manhattan. This spinoff quickly paired up familiar characters Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to brand new territory on a rescue mission for Maggie’s son Hershel (Logan Kim). Many new characters were introduced along the way. When does episode two release?
This article contains spoilers for The Walking Dead: Dead City season 1, episode 1, “Old Acquaintances.”
The first episode of the newest spinoff of The Walking Dead universe eased viewers into the new urban landscape of apocalyptic Manhattan by keeping things fairly familiar in the beginning. Maggie was first seen looking over the Island of Manhattan before she was attacked by a walker, which she promptly bashed its head in with great force and rage. This reminded fans of the fate of her husband, Glenn (Steven Yeun), at the hands of Negan.
She would quickly search for Negan, and the pair would reunite, non too pleasantly. He soon realized she needed him for something, and she shared that she was raided by a man he knows, The Croat (Željko Ivanek), who also abducted her son. This would lead them to Manhattan in search of the boy.
A new marshal, Perlie Armstrong (Gaius Charles), is pursuing Negan for crimes he committed in New Babylon, a federation of city/states ruled by law and order. The end of the episode revealed The Croat as he was interrogating Hershel about the man who killed his father.
The Walking Dead: Dead City season 1, episode 2, “Who’s There?”
Dead City episode 2, “Who’s There,” will release on AMC on Sunday, June 25 at 9 p.m. ET. AMC subscribers can watch this episode early on Thursday, June 22. Written by showrunner Eli Jorné, the episode is directed by Loren Yaconelli and Michael E. Satrazemis.
The synopsis for the episode reads: Maggie and Negan encounter native New Yorkers; Armstrong revisits a trauma; Ginny attempts to adapt to change.
The season is only getting started, and things appear to only get more exciting from here.
The Walking Dead: Dead City will air new episodes weekly on AMC on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET. AMC+ subscribers can watch new episodes three days early on Thursdays.