‘The Walking Dead’ Franchise Somehow Limps On With New Spinoff ‘Isle of the Dead’


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The walkers are dragging their feet into yet another Walking Dead spinoff over at AMC. Two famed characters of the OG show have earned their own series with another alum set as showrunner. Isle of the Dead, which will center on Lauren Cohan’s Maggie and Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan, marks AMC’s fifth spinoff of Robert Kirkman’s beloved sci-fi horror series. (Yes, that’s right, fifth spinoff.)

The twist? This iteration of the zombie apocalypse will cruise on over to Manhattan, with Negan and Maggie navigating the many bites taken out of the Big Apple. Eli Jorné, a longtime writer for The Walking Dead, has been tapped as showrunner for the drama thanks to his overall deal with AMC Studios. Isle of the Dead will be overseen by The Walking Dead Universe’s content chief Scott M. Gimple. Cohan and Morgan will also executive produce.

As noted, The Walking Dead Universe is clearly no stranger to spinoffs. All these years later, you might call it the walking dead of television franchises.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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