AMC is currently broadcasting the eleventh and final season of The Walking Dead, but it doesn’t feel like things are ending. That’s because the network has a lot of spin-offs in development, including an anthology series called Stories of the Walking Deada series of Rick Grimes movies and even a Walking Dead comedy. The long-running zombie series has been AMC’s cash cow for years, and they’re far from done milking it.
That brings us to today. AMC has yet to announce another spin-off, and since its existence can be considered a SPOILERwe give you one chance to back off now.
Maggie and Negan team up for The Walking Dead spin-off Island of the Dead
Okay, still here? The new spin-off is called Island of the Dead† It follows Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as they explore a part of the zombie-infested world we’ve never seen on the show: Manhattan. “The crumbling city is filled with the dead and residents who have made New York City their own world of anarchy, danger, beauty and terror,” AMC said in a statement. TV line†
The show definitely linked Maggie and Negan together because they hate each other; if you forgot, Negan brutally beat Maggie’s husband Glenn to death with a baseball bat in the season 7 premiere, so there should be a lot of juicy suspense. Why they would travel to New York together, the show just has to figure out.
I say that the existence of Island of the Dead could be considered a “spoiler” as it reveals that Maggie and Negan are both coming up. to survive Walking Dead series finale. AMC is also making a spin-off show about Carol and Daryl, so right now the pool of long-running characters that can bite into it is getting pretty small.
That said, can you really spoil something that AMC proudly touts on the poster for the show?
Island of the Dead: Revolution of The Walking Dead universe, or money grab?
Long time The Walking Dead producer Eli Jorné enters the first season of Island of the Dead, which lasts six episodes. †[Jorné] has created something incredibly special,” said Cohan. “I can’t wait for the fans to see what we have in store for Maggie and Negan.”
Morgan seemed increasingly enthusiastic:
Urban walkers have always been such a cool image, but 5th Avenue, [the] Empire State Building, [the] Statue of Liberty? The largest city in the world?!? The background is great, but it’s the story Eli Jorné came up with that’s even better. Brace yourselves, folks, Island of the Dead is going to reinvent the Walking Dead Universe.
As for me, I find it hard to get too excited about these spin-offs, at least that far out. Whenever the cast and crew talk about how cheeky and fun they are, I hear it in my head like, “AMC wants to make more money, even if they have to water down the franchise, so here we are.”
But maybe I’m too cynical. For now new episodes of The Walking Dead season 11 airs on Sundays on AMC and a week earlier on AMC+.
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