The Walking Dead: Dead City gets June premiere date

AMC has confirmed that the upcoming The Walking Dead spinoff series, Dead City, will premiere on June 18th. In addition to announcing the date, they have also released a brief teaser that shows off returning characters, in addition to the level of action and zombies fans can expect.

Speaking at WonderCon, Dead City creator Eli Jorné hyped the upcoming series. “It’s The Walking Dead like we’ve never seen it before. We haven’t really lived in a city like this…It’s New York; there’s skyscrapers up to the sky and a million and a half walkers. And for characters like Maggie and Negan, who’ve been running through the woods for a long time, it’s just a whole new world that’s just extremely claustrophobic, scary, and also, as you’ll discover, has pockets of survivors, you’ll get to see all the strange new ways they live in the apocalypse, it’s definitely like nothing you’ve seen before.”

The Walking Dead: Dead City was confirmed earlier this year for a June premiere, although it was previously expected to premiere in the spring. Dead City is the fourth spinoff of The Walking Dead, following Fear the Walking Dead (which will conclude with its eighth season beginning in May), World Beyond and Tales of the Walking Dead.

But Dead City may have a bigger draw for audiences than any of these, hitting on one of the most compelling dynamics in the original series: that between Negan and Maggie, whose husband Negan killed. At the event, Lauren Cohan (who plays Maggie) said, “It’s interesting because we see a very unprocessed level of trauma that we know happened between Maggie and Negan. In Dead City, we really get a chance to [ask], ‘What is this? What does it take to move through it?’…And more than anything, it’s a chance for us to be forced together on this mission. The tension and unmovable things are still very present.”

The Walking Dead: Dead City comes to AMC and AMC+ on June 18th.

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