With the spin-off set to premiere next month, AMC is hyping up the release of The Walking Dead: Dead City with a brand new (albeit brief) teaser trailer. While the main series based on Robert Kirkman's comics may be over, the network has no intention of giving up this franchise any time soon, as several new shows are on the way. In this instance, we will follow the unlikely duo of Maggie and Negan as they make their way to the Big Apple. That's right! Zombies in New York City. What does that look like? Check it out.
The footage is appropriately post-apocalyptic, as well as tense. Maggie and Negan are not friends, to say the least of it. Probably something to do with that whole “you killed my boyfriend with a bat” situation. In any event, there is some pretty rad imagery here, with a sea full of dead walkers, a decaying Statue of Liberty, and visions of one of the world’s most bustling cities crumbling to ash under the weight of the undead. As for the story at hand, the synopsis reads as follows:
“The show follows Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as they travel into post-apocalyptic Manhattan, which was cut off from the mainland many years ago. The crumbling city is filled with the dead and denizens who've made New York City their own world full of anarchy, danger, beauty, and terror.”
The Walking Dead lasted a full 11 seasons on AMC, serving as the biggest cable show for a time. Those very high highs are long behind us, but the network still believes there is a lot of juice in the tank. We've several other spin-offs coming our way, including one focused on Norman Reedus' Daryl Dixon and one focused on Rick Grimes and Michonne, which was originally supposed to be a series of movies. Overall, Dead City will be the fourth TWD series to make it to air, following in the footsteps of World Beyond and Fear the Walking Dead, which is finally wrapping it up after season 8.
Eli Jorne serves as showrunner, with Jonathan Higginbotham, Mahina Napoleon, Trey Santiago-Hudson and Charlie Solis rounding out the main ensemble. The first season will consist of six episodes. Whether or not this turns out to be a limited series or a multi-season affair remains to be seen, though.
The Walking Dead: Dead City premieres June 18.