By Tammy Reese
The new hit series in the Walking Dead Universe, The Walking Dead: Dead City premiered on Sunday, June 18th on AMC. This highly anticipated series has very eye-catching, innovative, and creative imagery in its opening credits segment.
The series is filled with hostages, grudges, enemies, newfound bonds, intense action scenes, and dialogue such as when Negan asked Maggie in the premiere episode “How many husbands and fathers have you killed?” That was extremely deep coming from the man who killed Maggie's husband (Glenn) who didn’t get the chance to meet his son Hershel named after Maggie’s late father.
Speaking of Hershel, we get to see this character aged from when we last saw him in the main series. Even though he’s been kidnapped, he’s no longer the little kid waiting for his mom in a tree.
We also get to see herds of our beloved flesh-eating Walkers roaming the New York City streets. Some with bashed-in heads, some hanging in public, and some that maybe have fallen from the sky. We get to see Negan’s continued charisma, sarcasm, punch lines, and genuine affection for kids, as well as Maggie’s resilience, bad-ass hair, outfit, and fighting skills amongst tons of roaches. Yes, roaches. Hey, I’m just the messenger.
Episode 101 “Old Acquaintances” which is now available on AMC+ had its most-watched season premiere ever with the debut. In this episode, Maggie (Lauren Cohan) finds Negan (Jeffery Dean Morgan), and they travel to Manhattan. A marshal named Armstrong (Gaius Charles) follows Negan, and we meet a quiet young girl named Ginny (Mahina Napoleon).
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In Episode 102 “Who’s There? also now available on AMC+, Maggie and Negan encounter native New Yorkers; Armstrong revisits a trauma, and Ginny attempts to adapt to change.
The Walking Dead: Dead City follows the popular Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffery Dean Morgan) characters traveling into a post-apocalyptic Manhattan, long ago cut off from the mainland. The crumbling city is filled with the dead and denizens who have made New York City their own world full of anarchy, danger, beauty, and terror.
The series also stars Gaius Charles and Željko Ivanek, amongst others. Eli Jorné, who has been a writer and co-executive producer on The Walking Dead for multiple seasons serves as showrunner and executive producer on the series, which is overseen by Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe. Cohan and Morgan also serve as executive producers, along with Brian Bockrath.
Cohan and Morgan’s on-screen chemistry has not lost a beat as they have embodied their characters to perfection and have turned their acting skills up a notch for their new series.
Horror lovers and The Walking Dead fans from around the world are raving across social media loving what they’ve seen so far. The new cast members of The Walking Dead Universe are certainly holding their own as well. Gaius Charles, Željko Ivanek, Mahina Napoleon, Logan Kim, and Michael Anthony to name a few give outstanding performances.
The Walking Dead: Dead City is Summer 2023 hottest vibe! Be a part of the zombie apocalypse experience by tuning to AMC or streaming on AMC+.
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Tammy Reese began her career as a theater actress performing in 60 live stage shows a year with The Media Unit TV and Stage Production Company. She also directed the weekly live TV show Rough Times Live.
Eventually, she went to Empire State College to obtain her degree in media studies. After graduation, she did more theater and wrote and produced her own videos to spread awareness on social issues through the arts.
Tammy is an award-winning journalist and is best known for her legendary interviews with Sharon Stone, Angela Bassett, Sigourney Weaver, Phylicia Rashad, Billy Porter, Luke Evans, Geena Davis, Morris Chestnut, Essie Davis, Lauren Cohan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Michael James Shaw, Ross Marquand, Merritt Wever, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Giancarlo Esposito, Meagan Good, Jennifer Connelly, Laurence Fishburne, Vivica A. Fox, Omar Epps, Joseph Sikora, Nelly, Ryan Coogler, Carmen Electra, Leon, Patina Miller, La La Anthony, Britt Lower, Janet Hubert, Tom Arnold, Michole Briana White, Matt Cedeño, Raven Goodwin, Amber Riley, and many more.
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