8 MAR 2022

AMC Networks to produce a new series set in "The Walking Dead Universe"

“Isle of the Dead” envisions the popular Maggie and Negan characters traveling into a post-apocalyptic Manhattan long ago cut off from the mainland.

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AMC Networks has greenlit a new series set in "The Walking Dead Universe," starring Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. “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, but it also 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."

Cohan and Morgan will also serve as executive producers. Eli Jorné, who has been a writer and co-executive producer on the show for multiple seasons and has an overall deal with AMC Studios, will serve as showrunner and executive producer on the series, which is overseen by Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer. “I’m thrilled to partner with Dan McDermott and the team at AMC on the next chapter in The Walking Dead Universe,” Cohan said. “Maggie is very close to my heart and I’m excited to continue her journey against the iconic backdrop of New York City, alongside my friend and collaborator, Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Eli Jorné has created something incredibly special and I cannot wait for the fans to see what we have in store for Maggie and Negan.”

"The Walking Dead" and other series in "The Walking Dead Universe" continue to be one of the most-watched titles on the AMC+ streaming service, both in terms of usage and new subscriber acquisitions. New episodes for "The Walking Dead Season" 11 Part 2 are currently available on Sundays on AMC+, one week early ahead of their linear premiere. “Isle of the Dead” envisions the popular Maggie and Negan characters traveling into a post-apocalyptic Manhattan long ago cut off from the mainland. “I’m delighted that Negan and Maggie’s journey continues. It’s been such a ride walking in Negan’s shoes, I’m beyond excited to continue his journey in New York City with Lauren. Walkers in an urban setting have always been such a cool image, but 5th Avenue, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty,” Morgan said.

In addition to the final season of "The Walking Dead," AMC+ customers will have access to a remarkable lineup of original programming this year, including final seasons of the critically acclaimed series "Killing Eve" and "Better Call Saul," returning originals like “Kevin Can F**K Himself,” “Fear the Walking Dead” and “Gangs of London” and a wide variety of new series including the gritty courtroom drama 61st Street, “Dark Winds,” “Tales of the Walking Dead,” Moonhaven, “That Dirty Black Bag” and the first two series in an “Anne Rice universe,” Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire and Anne Rice’s “Mayfair Witches.”

This is a very big day for the expanding universe we are building around The Walking Dead' 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.” Dan McDermott President of entertainment, AMC Studios