The Walking Dead: Dead City creator Eli Jorné explains how Manhattan’s isolated location gives a new dimension to the spin-off
The expected spin-off of ‘The Walking Dead’, titled ‘Dead City’, return to ensure the attention of true fans of zombies. In a recent interview, the creator of this new installment, Eli Jornhas revealed the reason for choosing Manhattan as the main setting for the story.
In this spin-off, there is another one, the characters played by Lauren Cohan y Jeffrey Dean Morgan they will be forced to face unresolved traumas from their complicated past. Being rural Georgia or Virginia there was plenty of room to keep distance between them, but in Manhattanthe two protagonists will be forced to deal with each other, creating an intense and conflict-laden dynamic.
Discover why Manhattan becomes the perfect setting for the new series
Jorné explained that the isolated location of Manhattan adds a new level of excitement and danger to the plot. The city of NYwith its imposing skyscrapers and crowded streets, is considered a pressure cookerthe perfect setting to challenge strong characters like Maggie and Negan.
“When you’re in a rural setting like Georgia or Virginia, there’s a lot of space there to keep your distance from each other. The idea that they’re forced to have to go on this mission together and go to a place that’s so claustrophobic, where they don’t have that space where they can stay apart and stay apart. They are forced to have to deal with each other and confront each other in many ways. So that was the most exciting part for me on all fronts.”
The dangerous mission in which Maggie is embarked involves Negan in the series, since he needs it to carry out the rescue of his son, Hershel Rhee, who has been kidnapped by a group of survivors with very bad intentions.
This argument promises to get a faithful audience that is glued to their seats with the tension triggered because the protagonists will face extreme situations in a post-apocalyptic setting infested with walkers.
The wait is coming to an end, as ‘The Walking Dead: Dead City’ is scheduled to premiere on June 18 on AMC+..
Fuente SFX Magazine