AMC Networks announced today at the San Diego Comic-Con second-season renewals for two series in the expanding Walking Dead Universe: The Walking Dead: Dead City and The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon.
The series debuted in June as the #1 season premiere in the history of AMC+ in terms of viewership across all new and returning series, including The Walking Dead, with viewership on AMC and AMC+ growing with each successive week to date.
The highly-anticipated debut of Daryl Dixon, starring Norman Reedus, is set for September 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on AMC and AMC+.
Said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks: “This next chapter in the Walking Dead Universe continues to thrive with a terrific inaugural season for Dead City and highly anticipated new journey for fan-favorite character Daryl Dixon coming in September.
“We can’t wait to bring Dead City fans back to the epicenter of Manhattan for more zip-lining action with Maggie and Negan. And, ahead of its debut, we’re thrilled to double down on Daryl as we bring the apocalypse to France, transforming Notre Dame, Pont du Gard and other iconic locales into an apocalyptic landscape unlike anything we’ve seen before.”
Dead City‘s six-episode first season follows the popular Maggie (Cohan) and Negan (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.
In Daryl Dixon, Daryl (Reedus) washes ashore in France and struggles to piece together how he got there and why. The series tracks his journey across a broken but resilient France as he hopes to find a way back home. As he makes the journey, though, the connections he forms along the way complicate his ultimate plan.
Also in the Walking Dead Universe, the second half of the eighth and final season of Fear the Walking Dead returns this fall, and newly-titled The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live series starring Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira is set to premiere in 2024.
The “Walking Dead Universe Fan Watch Party” at the San Diego Comic-Con included a first look at trailers and teases from the series in the Universe. You can watch the teasers using the players below!
Also, the first ten minutes of Daryl Dixon premiere episode will be available exclusively on AMC+ beginning Saturday, July 22.