‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Spinoff Adds ‘Orange is the New Black’ Star
The Walking Dead summer spinoff Fear The Walking Dead remains something of a mystery even after its initial teaser, but however the zombie apocalypse prequel shakes out, another familiar face has joined the ranks of potential walker chow. Orange is the New Black star Elizabeth Rodriguez has joined the cast in a mysterious new role, but as whom, we wonder?
As initially reported by Entertainment Weekly, AMC is keeping Rodriguez’s Fear The Walking Dead role under wraps for the moment, though given production has since wrapped on the pilot episode, the OiTNB star will likely join in one of the subsequent five episodes of Season 1. No word yet of the Walking Dead companion series would affect Rodriquezs Orange role as Daya’s mother Aleida, but then again, Season 3's June release could well provide an answer.
Elsewhere of Fear The Walking Dead, The Last Airbender star Cliff Curtis leads the cast as divorced teacher Sean Cabrera, alongside Gone Girl star Kim Dickens as high school guidance counselor Nancy. Also cast in the role of her two children from a previous marriage are Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince star Frank Dillane and AMC pilot Galyntine star Alycia Debnam Carey.
The companion series to AMC’s monster smash will follow its predecessor with a six-episodes first season, and a second season of regular length already ordered for 2016. Additionally, while the companion series will begin as a prequel to the zombie apocalypse, creator Robert Kirkman has expressed that the two series will eventually catch up to one another. Walking Dead executive producers Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert will all take part in the new L.A.-set series, while Sons of Anarchy and Low Winter Sun vet Dave Erickson will both co-write and executive produce, Adam Davidson having directed the pilot.
We’ve also heard that The Walking Dead Season 6 might feature a character connected to the companion series, so take a look at the first trailer again below, and start counting down to the late summer premiere!
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