Details Rise on the ‘Dead’ Companion

The Walking Dead’s pending spin-off, currently code-named Cobalt, has added several cast members in the past week including casting its lead role.

According to an article originally published in The Hollywood Reporter, Cliff Curtis of Gang Related and Missing will play Sean Cabrera, a good guy trying to make it with his ex-wife and son in this crazy, zombie-infested apocalyptic battle zone. Curtis joins actors Frank Dillane (young Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Woods) who were recently cast as a brother and sister pair.

The central female lead, a guidance counselor named Nancy Tomkins, has yet to be cast.

This news comes on the heels of the original series’ 24-percent year-over-year increase in its midseason finale, which saw the unexpected and tragic demise of a central character. Clearly, the show isn’t losing any steam in drawing power, according to numbers recently published in The Hollywood Reporter, so the spin-off series becomes something of a no-brainer.

There is still no word on the premiere date or location for the new series.

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