New York Metropolis is often an amazing journey — however perhaps not should you’re additionally residing in a post-apocalyptic world and preventing off undead walkers. Within the newest The Walking Dead spinoff, Dead City, two unlikely acquainted faces — Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) — find yourself within the Huge Apple collectively however, don’t fear, these two haven’t out of the blue buried the hatchet in a feud that started when Negan brutally killed Maggie’s husband Glenn (Steven Yeun) years in the past.
“I believe there could also be some shared function or mutual profit,” Cohan instructed TV Insider’s Jim Halterman when she, Morgan, and co-star Gaius Charles stopped by our press room at January’s Tv Critics Affiliation press tour. Maggie’s function in the beginning of the six-episode sequence, which begins just a few years after the occasions of the unique Walking Dead sequence (which ended earlier in November 2022) is to seek out her son Hershel (Logan Kim).
And whereas Maggie and Negan might find yourself needing one another, Morgan factors out “there’s some understanding that occurs [between them]. I wouldn’t say that they’re ever going to be pleasant. I believe we’re three seasons away from that.”
As for Friday Night time Lights alum Charles, he’s taking part in Perlie Armstrong, a Marshal and household man who’s simply attempting to maintain peace within the crumbling world of New York Metropolis with one explicit nefarious individual in his eyeline. “I need to catch this man, Negan,” Charles says. “I hear about this man, Negan, who’s been terrorizing all people. And so he’s the man I’ve obtained to go to New York to get.”
Talking of New York, acquainted landmarks will pop up within the sequence. Although they couldn’t say particularly what we’ll see, Morgan does say about taking pictures in New York, “I believe it provides a complete new dimension to the present however, yeah, you’ll see some stuff that you just acknowledge, definitely.”
Lastly, count on a tone to the spinoff that’s totally different from the O.G. sequence. “It’s much more intimate and we now have 5 central characters and it’s a giant change for us as a result of we get to go deeper into these tales,” Cohan explains. Provides Morgan, “Getting out of the woods and into the chilly concrete of New York Metropolis…provides this sort of coldness that could be a utterly totally different tone than what we’re used to with The Strolling Lifeless.
Watch the interview with the forged of the brand new sequence above.
The Strolling Lifeless: Lifeless Metropolis, Sequence Premiere, Sunday, June 18, 9/8c, AMC and AMC+.