Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan have wrapped filming the pilot episode of The Walking Dead spin-off Isle of the Dead. The two actors, who return as the rivals Maggie and Negan in the series post-apocalyptic set in New York City, they announced they completed the first episode during the special The Walking Dead Universe Preview 2022 on Sunday. In March, AMC Networks announced that it has greenlighted the showrunner’s new series Eli Jorne and the executive producer Scott M. Gimple. The first season will be six episodes and will premiere on AMC+ And AMC extension in 2023.
We can’t wait for you to see it. We just finished the first episode. I’d love to give you all kinds of spoilers, but you know we can’t do that. Of course, things have happened for these two conflicted people. Suffice it to say that it is exciting.
He announced Cohan in a video message aired on Talking Dead. The actor further added:
It’s probably everything you want and more, and we can’t wait for you to see it.
The transition from the rural woodlands of Virginia to the urban environment of New York is “something that, of course, our viewers have never seen”he joked morgan. “It’s definitely something Maggie and Negan have never faced. So I’m very excited for everyone to see what we’re working on here. These six episodes will knock your socks off.”
For the first time in New York
Loren Yaconelliwho directed an 11th season episode of The Walking Dead and several episodes of The Walking Dead: World Beyond. He directed the pilot from a script by Jorne. Isle and began production late last month in New Jersey. It will be the first series of The Walking Dead to be filmed in New York.
New York City is “more than 10 years into the apocalypse”said to Talking Dead the executive producer Gimplewho is overseeing the series as Chief Content Officer of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe. He then also added:
It’s crumbling, it’s chaotic. She has her own cultures, she has her own warring factions. It’s a madhouse and [Maggie e Negan] they enter and are swept up in the asylum.
The streets of New York are teeming with plagues of mice and a herd of a million walkers, forcing its inhabitants to traverse the city mostly by zipline. Echoing the comments of Cohan, Gimple he said:
There’s a lot of conflict, there’s a lot of action. There are zip lines, the walkers are crazy. The rats in that city are crazy.
With Cohan And morgan there are previously announced cast members and newcomers from The Walking Dead Gaius Charles (Friday Night Lights, Grey’s Anatomy) as Perlie Armstrong, Željko Ivanek (Law & Order, Madam Secretary) as The Croat, Jonathan Higginbotham (The Blacklist, Shining Vale) as ThomasAnd Mahina Napoleon (NCIS: Hawai’i) as Ginny.
What do you expect from this fresh show set in the universe of The Walking Dead? Let us know with a comment! Meanwhile you can see the trailer of the last part of the final season of The Walking Dead.