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The Walking Dead: Dead City Trailer Adds Ozark's Lisa Emery To The Fray

The dead just don't die if the continued success of "The Walking Dead" franchise is any indication. The flagship series may have ended after 11 seasons, but there are still plenty of stories to be told in this post-apocalyptic wasteland filled with the undead. One such tale will see two unlikely bedfellows team up for a mission into new, dangerous territory in one of the latest spin-offs — "The Walking Dead: Dead City."

The premise of the spin-off is that Maggie (Lauren Cohan) has to team up with Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to get into Manhattan to rescue her kidnapped son, Hershel (Logan Kim). Fans were recently treated to the first trailer for "Dead City," and it promises all of the action and excitement one can expect from a "Walking Dead" series. But in addition to zombies and a new setting, fans also saw a familiar face provided they binge-watched Netflix's hit series, "Ozark." At a couple of points in the trailer, fans spotted Lisa Emery, who played heroin distributor Darlene Snell in 30 episodes of "Ozark." While not much is known about her "Dead City" character at this point, it seems like she's a fitting choice to play another bad guy. 

Ozark fans are happy to see Lisa Emery back in action

Not much is known about Lisa Emery's character in "The Walking Dead: Dead City" at this point. She doesn't even have a name mentioned in the trailer, but by the look of things, she's aligned herself with the villain who's kidnapped Maggie's son. She even gets the rather ominous line, "The ending is all that matters." So it seems hordes of zombies, including one that looks like an amalgamation of a bunch of walkers fused together, aren't the only deadly foes Maggie and Negan have to deal with in Manhattan.

Fans were just happy to see the "Ozark" actress pop up in an unexpected way. One user even commented, "Looks like Darlene is doing good after the Heroin business." After that statement, plenty of others filled in, remembering where they recognized the actress. Emery has already proven her chops at playing a compelling antagonist, so she's bound to be a force to be reckoned with going into "Dead City."

It'll be especially interesting to see what kind of history Negan has with the bad guys, as alluded to in the trailer. But all will be revealed in good time as "The Walking Dead: Dead City" is set to air on AMC and AMC+ starting on June 18.