AMC’s ‘Walking Dead’ Companion Series Said To Be A Prequel

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AMC is preparing a spin-off of their hit show The Walking Dead. It is going to be a companion show, and internally it has a codename of Cobalt.

The show is said to take place in Los Angeles at the dawn of the zombie apocalypse and will be a prequel to the stories in the main show. Robert Kirkman is co-writing the pilot with Dave Erickson.

The main character is Sean Cabrera, being played by Cliff Curtis (Gang Related), as a teacher who shares a son with his ex-wife, Andrea. He’s said to be a good guy, looking to take care of his family.

Casting isn’t done yet for the lead female character – Nancy Tomkins, a guidance counselor who works at the school with Sean.

Other casting that is complete includces Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nancy’s son Nick, who has battled a drug problem; and Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Woods) is set as Nancy’s ambitious daughter Ashley, who is the polar opposite of Nick and has dreams of leaving L.A. for Berkeley when the apocalypse strikes.

Most of the other roles also need to be casted as well.

While the network is not commenting much about the pilot, they did confirm that it received a pilot green light.

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Source: Hollywood Reporter