‘The Walking Dead’ Spinoff: “Companion Series” Characters Revealed, Plus Pre-Apocalypse Setting?
'The Walking Dead''s forthcoming "companion" spinoff series has been something of a mystery since its very announcement, but apart from a time or location for the new chapter of Robert Kirkman's zombie apocalypse, we may at last know our main cast. Meet the six new leads of 'The Walking Dead''s new AMC series in a full casting breakdown for the spinoff, which may take place before the walker apocalypse!
Per TVLine, it looks as if the core cast of AMC's 'Walking Dead' spinoff will be comprised of two families and another "Andrea" (eye-roll), and is likely set at least some time before the world goes to hell with undead roaming the earth. Keep in mind that names are certainly subject to change, and the casting details may not reflect the ultimate setting of the new series, for secrecy's sake.
SEAN CABRERA | A Latino male in his early 40s, Sean is a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life.
CODY CABRERA | Sean’s whip-smart and rebellious teenage son. Known as the angriest kid in town.
NANCY TOMPKINS | A thirtysomething single mom to two kids, Nancy looks like the girl next door, but there’s an edge to her.
NICK TOMPKINS | Nancy’s screwed up teenage son. He’s too old to stay home, too scared to flee.
ASHLEY TOMPKINS | Nancy’s mostly level-headed teenage daughter. Her ambition is in direct proportion to her older brother’s failures. She loves her mom but it’s time to get out of Dodge.
ANDREA CHAPMAN | A somewhat wilted flower child, fortysomething Andrea — yep, another Andrea! — has retreated to the outskirts of the city to recover after a horrible marriage.
'Walking Dead' executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert will all take part in the new series, while 'Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Low Winter Sun‘ vet Dave Erickson will both co-write and executive produce. We know that the series won't be set in Georgia, but could potentially cross over with the main 'Walking Dead' cast in time, as Kirkman previously offered up a few thoughts as to what might bring the series together.
Well, what do you think? Could the 'Walking Dead' companion series really follow the downfall of society before and/or during Rick's coma slumber? What make you of the new cast of characters, another Andrea notwithstanding? Catch up on the series proper in our recap below, and tell us what you want to see from 'The Walking Dead' companion series when AMC shambles out the new drama in 2015!