Now before you start thinking “A spin-off? That’s lame!” Or “Don’t mess with perfection,” check this out!
Yes there is going to be a Walking Dead spin-off show, but not in the sense that they’re trying to recreate the show while the original is still on the air. Rumor has it this show will be sort of a prequel focusing on how other parts of the world are handling the zombie apocalypse. The same zombie apocalypse that is currently tormenting our friends Rick, Carl, Glen, Maggie, Daryl…
AMC says the story will be completely brand new and not following any of the comics. Robert Kirkman (creator of The Walking Dead comics) and Dave Erickson are writing the new show. So far there’s a pilot in the works, and filming is scheduled for this fall.
Here are the new cast of characters:
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.
The original Walking Dead returns to AMC October 12.