The Walking Dead: Dead City filming locations: Where is Dead City filmed?

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee - The Walking Dead: Dead City _ Season 1 - Photo Credit: Peter Kramer/AMC
Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee - The Walking Dead: Dead City _ Season 1 - Photo Credit: Peter Kramer/AMC /

The latest spinoff to the growing The Walking Dead franchise is The Walking Dead: Dead City. The new series is only a couple of weeks in, but it is already proving to be one of the best spinoffs to come from the original AMC hit. Does Dead City take place in a completely new setting in the universe? Where is The Walking Dead: Dead City filmed?

Let’s be honest, as much as we all love AMC’s TWD, we know that not all shows and projects to come from the original series have been hits. This is something to be expected. Spinoffs in the entertainment industry are very hit and miss (the same can be said for movies, too). Another great series (though featuring hit and miss stories and seasons) is Fear TWD. From all the projec  ts so far, which is your favorite?

If you have not yet watched Dead City, please note you are only two episodes behind, at the time of this writing. You can catch up before episode 3 is out by streaming the first two episodes on the AMC+ platform. As far as spoilers, you won’t find any here!

Dead City follows Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as they search for Maggie’s kidnapped son, Hershel, in the streets of a post-apocalyptic Manhattan. But was this really filmed in New York?

Where was The Walking Dead: Dead City filmed?

Just because a series or movies takes place somewhere, doesn’t mean that’s where it was actually filmed. In fact, some of the most popular filming locations include Atlanta, Ontario, many spots in New Mexico, studios all over California. This is due to many reasons, mainly, to keep production costs low. That said, it’s unlikely that AMC shut down multiple New York streets in order to film the new series.

According to Slashfilm, principal photography for the series was done in New Jersey, with streets all over Jersey passing as New York. Additionally, we learned that other filming locations include various spots in Newark, including Port Newark, Lake Street in Newark, and the Newark Symphony Hall.

The Meadowlands Arena, Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve, and Liberty State Park, are other locations the crew filmed in.

The next new chapter for Dead City  is episode 3, titled “People Are a Resource,” and premieres on Sunday, July 2, on AMC and AMC+. Will you be watching? Learn more about the episode count and schedule HERE.

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