Useless Metropolis, the Strolling Useless spin-off starring Lauren Cohan’s Maggie and Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan is arriving this Sunday, and the zombie “universe” AMC has created right here begins taking very unusual turns on this new period. The principle present is over, however not six months after the grand finale, we have already got our first spin-off with two of the primary characters, in much less time than it took to get an precise new season of the present prior to now.
Useless Metropolis will be part of Daryl Dixon and Rick and Michonne as two different deliberate spin-offs, and people would be the solely TWD exhibits as soon as Worry the Strolling Useless (mercifully) ends its run after this present season.
I’ve been considerably confused as to which of those sequence are purported to be one-and-done miniseries and which aren’t. After watching all six episodes of Useless Metropolis, with out moving into spoilers, I can safely say that AMC completely has a second season deliberate right here. And this isn’t Netflix, so if AMC needs one other season, AMC will make one other season, no want to stress about renewal and cliffhanger endings.
In the long run, I fairly preferred Useless Metropolis, at the very least extra so than the final couple season of The Strolling Useless. It undoubtedly feels higher with a slimmed-down forged this time round, and clearly Morgan’s Negan has been one of many highlights of the sequence for years. I’m much less excessive on Lauren Cohan’s Maggie, not attributable to her efficiency per se, however as a result of The Strolling Useless has locked her into years of this saga with Negan, tying her whole id to the battle and Glenn’s dying, kind of refusing to let her do the rest. As additional evidenced by the truth that shock, they shackled her to Negan for this sequence.
I’ll simply say this now, you would not have to fret about AMC doing something gross with Negan and Maggie relieving their years-long pressure by hooking up, as I do know some folks have been fearful about that. That’s not what’s being arrange right here. Maggie is recruiting Negan to assist get Herschel again, all of this going down after a years-long timeskip from The Strolling Useless finale. Maggie has fashioned a brand new Hilltop elsewhere. Herschel is a moody teenager. Negan is a wished prison escorting round a mute woman for causes we don’t know. There’s nothing even near a romantic spark between them. That’s not what that is.
It takes a short while however you’ll quickly be taught why Maggie goes to Negan particularly, and I’ll say this present did one thing that The Strolling Useless didn’t do for a number of years, it shocked me. Later within the sequence, the story went a method I genuinely didn’t see coming, and no, I’m not speaking about considered one of The Strolling Useless’s signature out-of-nowhere deaths. It’s extra difficult than that, however I preferred what they did right here.
One other spotlight is new villain The Croat performed by guy-you-will acknowledge, Zeljko Ivanek. He makes Negan face his previous in a method few others may, although I’ll go away the remainder to the sequence to elucidate.
As a lot as I feel the Negan/Maggie dance is getting outdated at this level, I did assume this was genuinely nicely performed, and undoubtedly price waiting for Strolling Useless followers which can be lacking the outdated present and solely caught with Worry now. And yeah, it’s going to be greater than six episodes, that’s for positive.