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Fresh off of the heels of a solid mid-season finale THE WALKING DEAD continues to be on fire. Several months ago AMC officially greenlit a spinoff series which has a lot of fans very curious as to what is going on there. Well today we have some more news on that.
We have learned that the companion series for THE WALKING DEAD will officially be titled COBALT. Also the male lead for the show Sean Cabrera a divorced teacher, and the female lead, Nancy Tompkins, who was a guidance counselor end up traveling together somehow.
“Harry Potter” fans will be pleased to learn that Frank Dillane, best-known for his role as young Tom Riddle (aka Voldemort) in “Half-Blood Prince”, will play Nancy’s “screwed up teenage son,” Nick, who’s “too old to stay home, too scared to flee” and has “battled a drug problem.” Meanwhile, Alycia Debnam Carey (“Into the Storm”) has been cast as Ashley, Nancy’s “mostly level-headed teenage daughter,” whose “ambition is in direct proportion to her older brother’s failures.”
Here is a list of the characters along with brief descriptions:
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.
The new series will be set outside of Georgia with director Adam Davidson ready to direct the pilot episode. It will be written by showrunner Dave Erickson and Robert Kirkman. Look for THE WALKING DEAD COBALT possibly in 2015.