AMC has officially started casting for it’s spinoff for “The Walking Dead”.
Although the new show is still untitled, it is expected to debut in 2015. The show will follow a different set of survivors than the current show, and won’t be based in Georgia.
The creator of “The Walking Dead” Robert Kirkman is keeping details on the new show underwraps, but he did give a teaser in an interview with Comic Book Resources.
“There hasn’t ever been any leftover ideas from ‘The Walking Dead’ that I could use in something like this, but it is an opportunity for me to start over from scratch and see ‘Can I … construct a new world and a new pocket of this universe that is just as entertaining but completely different,” Kirkman said. “And I think we’ve pulled it off. We’re casting now, and we’ve got a date for when we’re filming. Things are moving pretty quickly, and I hope around summer next year we can start talking with people more about it.”
It is believed that Kirkman is working with writer/producer Dave Erickson who is known for his “Sons of Anarchy” series. The combo of these two should make for a pretty amazing story as both shows are critically acclaimed.
A list of the characters AMC is currently casting for was recently released.
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 has retreated to the outskirts of the city to recover after a horrible marriage.