New Walking Dead spin-off, Isle of the Dead.

Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan will return for six-episode series.

A new Walking Dead spinoff, centered on Maggie and Negan, has been greenlit by AMC.

Both Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan will return for the spinoff, which is currently titled Isle of the Dead.

The six-episode series will see the two 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.

“This is a very big day for the expanding universe we are building around The Walking Dead,” said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks. “It not only adds another compelling series to this collection, it extends our storytelling around two unforgettable characters fans have grown to love, hate or hate and then love in Maggie and Negan, brilliantly inhabited by Lauren and Jeffrey. It also lets us explore a corner of this universe located on the island of Manhattan, with an iconic skyline that takes on a very different meaning when viewed through the lens of a zombie apocalypse.”

Eli Jorné is the writer, executive producer, and showrunner on Isle of the Dead while Scott M. Gimple will oversee the series in his role as chief content officer of The Walking Dead universe.

“Eli has created a chaotic, beautiful, grimy madhouse of the dead for Negan, Maggie, and fans of the show eager to discover an unseen and insane world of the TWD Universe,” said Gimple. “Lauren and Jeffrey have always been fantastic collaborators and now, we bring that collaboration to the next level with a series that will take these characters to their limits with the world — and each other. All of us are thrilled to take you on an all new, all different TWD epic for the ages.”

The series is expected to debut in 2023.

Source: Variety

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  1. So why could they not wait until Walking Dead was finished this year before letting us know that these two characters definitely live instead of leaving us in suspense.

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