Jeffrey Dean Morgan has confirmed that he has read scripts for The Walking Dead spin-off, Isle of the Dead, and given fans reason to be excited. Writing on Twitter, Morgan stayed tight-lipped on plot details but emphasised his excitement by telling fans that the show would “blow your minds.”
“I’m BEYOND excited.” the 56-year-old actor said, adding that he was “excited” to be working alongside Lauren Cohan, who plays Maggie Rhee. Morgan, who plays Negan in The Walking Dead, will be starring alongside Lauren Cohan in the spin-off set in a post-apocalyptic Manhattan. The six-part series, which airs in 2023, will continue Negan and Maggie’s journey after the parent show concludes later this year. As The spin-off was announced by AMC back in March, as reported by FlickLuster.
Cool. Here’s what I’ll say about #isleofthedead I’m BEYOND excited. Thrilled to continue this TWD journey as negan. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be working with @LaurenCohan. We’ve read the season, it’s gonna blow your minds. I repeat, BLOW YOUR FUCKING MINDS. xojd https://t.co/LZM3oNWqa2
— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) June 2, 2022
Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios at AMC Networks described Isle of the Dead as “another compelling series to this collection.” The series will further “expand on a “corner of this universe located on the island of Manhattan, with an iconic skyline that takes on a very different meaning when viewed through the lens of a zombie apocalypse.”
Isle of the Dead is the fifth spin-off to extend The Walking Dead’s ever-growing universe, following on from Fear The Walking Dead, which reaches the end of its seventh season, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, an upcoming Daryl spin-off (minus Carol), and an anthology series, Tales of the Walking Dead, which premieres in the summer.
Norman Reedus reflected on Melissa McBride’s exit from the spin-off focusing on Daryl and Carol, suggesting that the characters would reunite “at some point” and hinted at potential cameos “with some other characters down the road.” For more The Walking Dead content, check out Season 11B’s mid-season finale week’s review for “Acts of God.”