Isle of the Dead: Gaius Charles cast in Lauren Cohan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan Walking Dead spin-off

Last month, AMC announced that The Walking Dead cast members Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan will continue playing the roles of Maggie and Negan in a six episode spin-off series called Isle of the Dead. Now Deadline has learned that Cohan and Morgan are being joined in the Isle of the Dead cast by Gaius Charles, whose previous credits include Friday Night Lights and Grey’s Anatomy.

Eli Jorné, who has been a writer and co-executive producer on The Walking Dead for multiple seasons, will serve as showrunner on Isle of the Dead, which will see

Maggie and Negan 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.

Charles will be playing the lead role of Izaak. According to Deadline, Izaak is “confident, ruthless, and unyielding in the pursuit of what he believes is justice, with the force of his will and his menace. Izaak enjoys his work and intersperses humor with the terror he incites. This is a family man, devoted to building a safe world for his wife and daughters. His journey unearths a loss he is haunted by. He has patience and resilience and walks rather than runs from his mistakes.”

Cohan, Morgan, and Jorné are executive producing Isle of the Dead with Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of The Walking Dead universe. The series will launch on AMC and AMC+ sometime in 2023.

Are you a fan of Gaius Charles, and are you glad to hear that he’ll be starring on Isle of the Dead with Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan? Share your thoughts on this news by leaving a comment below.

I’m honestly not familiar with Charles’ work and I’m still baffled that Maggie and Negan are getting a spin-off together, but I will be watching Isle of the Dead.

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Source: Deadline

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