Tonight, the new spinoff, The Walking Dead: Dead City
, premieres on AMC. The series follows Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as they venture into a post-apocalyptic Manhattan that has been cut off from the mainland, hatching a plan to rescue Maggie’s son, Hershel (Logan Kim), who has been kidnapped by The Croat, (Željko Ivanek), an evil man who Negan has dealt with before. Meanwhile, the two must also stay ahead of the marshal, Armstrong (Gaius Charles), who is trying to bring Negan to justice for crimes he has committed.
Ivanek and Charles, along with Mahina Napoleon, who plays the character of Ginny, recently spoke with the media about the new series.
Both Ivanek and Charles’ characters serve as adversaries for the heroes of the story. Charles views Armstrong as an obstacle mostly for Negan. “I want to bring him to justice for something,” the actor told SciFi Vision. “I think anybody that's watched the show really resonates with season seven, [with] Glenn (Steven Yeun) [and] a lot of the other stuff he's done. He's got a long rap sheet. I think it's cool that we're using law and order to try to reestablish this world, and that becomes a huge obstacle for Negan and for a lot of people in this world where right and wrong isn't clear.”
“I think for my character, The Croat, [he’s] being pulled back into a world that he left,” said Ivanek. “…I think that's the last thing he wants to do, unfortunately.”
“I think that Ginny brings out a different point of view for fans and a different side of Negan and Maggie,” added Napoleon. “So, I think Ginny creates this whole different perspective, because normally fans think that Maggie is the hero and Negan is a villain, but I think that Ginny brings a totally opposite, different perspective.”