Lauren Cohan says her new Walking Dead series is an intimate, layered story

The living Dead may have concluded its 11-season run on Sunday night, but for several characters, the story will continue in upcoming spin-off series. One of those spin-offs is The Walking Dead: Dead City, which Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) will see as they head to a post-apocalyptic Manhattan, a place cut off from the mainland long ago. Now Cohan explains what fans can expect from the series, calling it an intimate and layered story.

Speak with ComicBook. com‘s Brandon Davis at The Walking Dead’s finale event, Cohan said she was excited to continue Maggie’s story and while she couldn’t tease much with it Dead cityshe did speak about the emotional depths of the series.

“It’s very exciting, but I really would have been ready for anything because obviously we had a really good long stretch, but to be honest, as we progressed through the series over the last few seasons, I felt really interested in the twists my character could take and the things the writers gave her as possible avenues to travel,” Cohan said. “So when we knew there was going to be a spin-off, it just felt exciting. I’m excited to do it. It’s a very intimate layered type of story. And it’s going to be fun, I think, to get to these emotional depths with a smaller group like we’ll get to in Dead City.”

What was Maggie’s fate in The living Dead final?

After making peace with Negan by accepting his apology for murdering her husband Glenn but telling him she would never forgive him, Maggie and her son Hershel returned to their home in the Hilltop Colony, rebuilt for the peaceful life she once knew on the Greene. family farm. In the memorial garden where Glenn is buried, Maggie was hopeful and looking forward to the future. She told Daryl and Carol, “There’s a lot to explore, and I think it’s about time we did.”

What’s The Walking Dead: Dead City about?

Dead city was first announced in March as Island of the Dead. The spinoff follows Maggie and Negan to “a post-apocalyptic Manhattan cut off from the mainland long ago,” according to the official synopsis. danger, beauty and terror.”

“I would describe Dead city like a new kind of danger,” Cohan teased in a behind-the-scenes look at the New York City-based Maggie and Negan spin-off. After spending seasons in rural Georgia, Virginia and Ohio, Morgan said, “We I get out of the woods and go to New York City, which was a lot of fun.”

The cast of the series consists of Gaius Charles (Gray’s Anatomy) as Perlie Armstrong, Karina Ortiz (Orange is the new black) as Amaia, Mahina Napoleon (NCIS: Hawaii) as Ginny, Jonathan Higginbotham (The blacklist) as Tommaso, Trey Santiago-Hudson (New Amsterdam) as Jano and Zeljko Ivanek (Madam Secretary) as “The Croat.”

The six-episode first season of TWD: Dead City premieres April 2023 on AMC and AMC+.

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