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AMC Greenlights New Series in ‘The Walking Dead’ Universe, ‘Isle of the Dead’

Six Initial Episodes Ordered

AMC has ordered “Isle of the Dead”, a new series set in “The Walking Dead” Universe, starring Lauren Cohan as Maggie and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. The logline” “Isle of the Dead” envisions Maggie and Negan 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.

Set to premiere on AMC+ and AMC in 2023, the first season of “Isle of the Dead” will consist of six episodes.  Eli Jorné, who has been a writer and co-executive producer on “The Walking Dead” for multiple seasons, will serve as showrunner and executive producer on the series, which is overseen by Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of “The Walking Dead “Universe. Cohan and Morgan will also serve as executive producers.

“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.”