Imagine your panic free falling from an NYC skyscraper rapidly into the ground. Your zip line to freedom cut halfway by The Croat. Heart rate racing uncontrollably, last images flashing before your eyes, no way to undo your mistake. A grand escape morphing into a tumble down to your final moments on this Earth.
This Dead City Episode 1 recap contains spoilers for “Old Acquaintances”.
On episode 1 of Dead City, the Croat teases a prisoner by ordering his henchmen to stand down and allow an attempt at a daring escape. Only to personally chop his wings out of the air midway.
A chance at freedom reduced to primal level entertainment for the Croat. The ultimate delusional mirage for the prisoner out of a predetermined fate.
In reality, there was never a way out. The very moment the prisoner decided to rush up to the top of that building, his destiny was sealed on the pavement below.
“20 Stories! New Record, no?” – The Croat
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Main Cast of The Walking Dead: Dead City (Characters)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan Smith
Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene
Željko Ivanek as The Croat
Lisa Emery as The Dama
Steven Ogg as Simon (Cameo Only)
Mahina Napoleon as Ginny
Logan Kim as Hershel Rhee
Gaius Charles as Perlie Armstrong
Eleanor Reissa as Esther
Jonathan Higginbotham as Tommaso
Karina Ortiz as Amaia
Michael Anthony as Luther
Trey Santiago-Hudson as Jano
Aixa Kendrick as Scavenger
Caleb Reese Paul as Wesley
Charlie Solis as ‘The Bartender’
The Walking Dead: Dead City cast is led by series creator Eli Jorné. Dead City primarily takes place in a post-apocalyptic New York City. Maggie and Negan are its two lead protagonist characters. The show is based on the work of Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.
Note: Rick Grimes is not mentioned by name on Dead City Season 1. Although Rick is partially alluded to when Negan retells the tale of Sanctuary in a kind of recap.
The Walking Dead: Dead City Trailer
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