Even though the walking dead has concluded in 2022, the universe of the undead continues forward with different spin offs that fans are looking forward to.
On the one hand we have Daryl in Paris, and on the other Rick and Michonne on a love trip through the United States; but the series that most interests fans is Dead Citywhich will revolve around the relationship between Maggie and Negan while surviving on the streets of New York.
However, there is a question that viewers have not stopped repeating since this was announced spin-off: Why did you choose these two characters to star in an adventure if they hate each other?
Warning spoilers: from this moment on, the plot of the series will be discussed openly.
Throughout The Walking Dead, we have seen that Negan has tried to have his moment of redemption after his stint as a villain in seasons 7 and 8 of the series. However, that Glenn was killed by Lucille it is an inexcusable act for Maggie and it is difficult for her to forgive it. If you add to this that he already tried to get rid of her in the last episodes of the series, the collaboration between them should be nil.
This is a question that the creators of the series, Scott M. Gimple and Eli Jornethey wanted to address in an interview with Collider.
“How do you work, cooperate, and trust the person who murdered the person you loved the most in this life? This is also a rare thing for Negan: how are you going to work with the person whose husband you murdered? From my point of view, he was excited to get my hands dirty with that unfinished business between the two of us.”
“The way Eli wrote the characters and the way Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan played their roles makes you feel their history and relationship in one scene, one moment, and one look. It really has been something special” .
The creators make a subsection that characters are forced to cooperate because of the world they live in, but it’s still quite interesting how two people who hate each other have to live together to move on. Of course, everything indicates that there will be moments and talks between them in which they will reach a common point.
“It’s about two people who want to be as far away from each other as possible but end up cooperating in a crazy, insane world with horrors and even some fun stuff. What’s cool, funny and weird are the challenges they face.” forced to be together in New York to survive”.
This leaves the door open for there to be a kind of non-aggression pact between the two during the series to avoid worse evils, but it is also true that either of the two can take advantage of certain situations to be able to get rid of their burden once and for all.