Another spinoff of AMC’s The Walking Dead is experiencing a giant change.
The at the moment filming Maggie and Negan spinoff that was launched to viewers as Isle of the Dead when it nabbed a proper pickup earlier this yr has a brand new identify.
Entertainment Weekly experiences that the brand new sequence will now be known as The Walking Dead: Dead City.
No particulars have been given for the change, but when we take a look at previous spinoffs, all of them included the time period “The Walking Dead.”
Granted, that model identify alone will get individuals watching, and it is potential AMC was apprehensive that folks would not correlate Isle of the Dead with the franchise.
Just a thought.
Then once more, Isle of the Dead had a cool ring to it, so it is a disgrace the identify has been modified.
As beforehand reported
Isle of the Dead The Walking Dead: Deady City will take viewers to New York City on a journey with sworn enemies, Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).
The sequence takes viewers to “a post-apocalyptic Manhattan way back lower off from the mainland,” based on the community.
“The crumbling city,” AMC provides, “is filled with the dead and denizens who have made New York City their own world full of anarchy, danger, beauty and terror.”
Longtime TWD author Eli Jorné will function showrunner on the drama by way of his total cope with AMC Studios.
TWD Universe content material chief Scott M. Gimple will oversee the venture, which is about to debut in 2023, and can span simply six episodes.
It is unclear whether or not the venture is being deemed a miniseries, or if it can result in future seasons relying on its success.
“This is a very big day for the expanding universe we are building around The Walking Dead,” stated Dan McDermott, president of leisure and AMC Studios for AMC Networks when the present obtained a sequence order in March.
“It not solely provides one other compelling sequence to this assortment, it extends our storytelling round two unforgettable characters followers have grown to like, hate or hate after which love in Maggie and Negan, brilliantly inhabited by Lauren and Jeffrey.”
“It additionally lets us discover a nook of this universe situated on the island of Manhattan, with an iconic skyline that takes on a really completely different which means when considered by the lens of a zombie apocalypse.”
With the primary sequence wrapping up, The Walking Dead: Dead City joins Fear the Walking Dead, Tales of the Walking Dead, a Daryl spinoff, and a Rick & Michonne spinoff because the live-action choices going into 2023.
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