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The Walking Dead: Lauren Cohan Dishes on Her New Spinoff Series, “Isle of the Dead”

Published on April 12th, 2022 | Updated on April 12th, 2022 | By FanFest

The Walking Dead is now in the midst of season 11B, which will soon conclude with the major episode of the core series. Expect drama, revelations, and a lot of gory bloodshed. However, it won’t be the end of The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead is about to get a lot more interesting, with spinoffs focusing on Daryl and Carol on the road, an anthology series called Tales of the Walking Dead, more Fear the Walking Dead, and the future feature film trilogy starring Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes. But the most anticipated may be the recently announced Negan/Maggie spinoff

In an interview with Comicbook.com, actress Lauran Cohan revealed that there have been plans for a Maggie spinoff for some time. First and foremost, she confirmed that there have been discussions about a Maggie spinoff:

“I know there have always been three, maybe four options for how Maggie would end up in a spinoff. For Maggie or Negan there’s been a bunch of ideas floating around. I think this story that Eli Jorne came up with, which is what we’ll be shooting for season one of Isle of the Dead, was just really powerful and such an interesting way for fans to get to see these characters continue.”

But Isle of the Dead sounds like it was by far the most promising idea, and she and Jeffrey Dean Morgan can’t wait to make it:

“I mean, Jeff and I are just over the moon because it completely serves who they are and where they will end up at the end of Season 11. It’s somehow even more fraught than we’ve been in this season. So it’s good for us because I feel like I got to find things of Maggie that I wanted to explore more, and this backdrop for Isle and in conflict with Negan is such a great opportunity to do it.

So I think they had a lot of different ideas and then they sketched everything out. And whatever feels the most enticing and what we think the fans will be most excited about is what won the day.”

Negan and Maggie aren’t exactly the greatest of pals, as fans of The Walking Dead are aware. Despite their shared animosity, recent season 11 episodes have shown that they can cooperate despite their long and violent history.

The only fly in the ointment is that the Isle of the Dead reveal gives both these characters plot protection for season 11C. One of the finest things about this series is that anybody can die, so knowing that Negan, Maggie, Daryl, and Carol will have spinoffs kills any appetite for their fate as it implies they won’t be

More on The Walking Dead season 11C, as we hear it.

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