“The Walking Dead” spinoffs “Dead City” and “Daryl Dixon” have both been greenlit for second seasons by AMC.
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The announcement was made at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday. The renewal for “Dead City” comes ahead of the first season finale on July 23. The series stars Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Maggie and Negan, respectively. Meanwhile, “The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon,” featuring Norman Reedus, is set to debut in September.
Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks, commented on the news, stating, “This next chapter in the ‘Walking Dead’ Universe continues to thrive with a terrific inaugural season for ‘Dead City’ and highly anticipated new journey for fan-favorite character Daryl Dixon coming in September. We can’t wait to bring ‘Dead City’ fans back to the epicenter of Manhattan for more zip-lining action with Maggie and Negan. And, ahead of its debut, we’re thrilled to double down on Daryl as we bring the apocalypse to France, transforming Notre Dame, Pont du Gard, and other iconic locales into an apocalyptic landscape unlike anything we’ve seen before.”
“The Walking Dead: Dead City” follows Maggie and Negan as they journey to a devastated Manhattan in search of Maggie’s abducted son. The series features a cast that includes Zeljko Ivanek, Gaius Charles, Mahina Napoleon, Logan Kim, Jonathan Higginbotham, and Karina Ortiz. The first season, consisting of six episodes, premiered on June 18.
Eli Jorné serves as the showrunner and executive producer of the series, under the oversight of Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of “The Walking Dead” Universe. Executive producers also include Lauren Cohan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Brian Bockrath.
As for “The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon,” the series explores Daryl’s experiences as he finds himself in France, struggling to understand how he got there and why. The show follows his journey across a fractured yet resilient France, aiming to find a way back home. Along the way, the connections he forges complicate his ultimate plan. The cast includes Clémence Poésy, Adam Nagaitis, Anne Charrier, Eriq Ebouaney, Laika Blanc Francard, Romain Levi, and Louis Puech Scigliuzzi. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, David Zabel, Norman Reedus, Greg Nicotero, Angela Kang, Brian Bockrath, and Daniel Percival.
AMC also announced that the upcoming Rick/Michonne spinoff series will be officially titled “The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live.” Although the premiere date is not yet confirmed, the series is anticipated to debut in 2024.