Plans to expand The Walking Dead universe have been in place even before Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes exited the main series last fall. But now, we finally have some new info about the next series to join the franchise. The Wrap brings word that Alexa Mansour (pictured above), Nicolas Cantu and Hal Cumpston have been recruited to star in the latest Walking Dead spinoff.
Mansour’s most high-profile film role came in 2018 with Unfriended: Dark Web and she also appeared in recent episodes of SEAL Team and Madame Secretary. Cantu’s resume primarily consists of voiceover roles in cartoons like The Amazing World of Gumball, Sofia the First, and Future-Worm! Meanwhile, Cumpston seems to be relatively new to the entertainment business. His only credit is for writing and starring in Bilched, which came out earlier this year.
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The Wrap also provided story details for the new show. The spinoff will center on “two young female protagonists” who come of age during the early days of the zombie apocalypse. As with other iterations of The Walking Dead, we’ll see characters follow a path of good or evil. Longtime Walking Dead writer and producer Matt Negrete is serving as showrunner for the 10-episode series, which will shoot in Virginia and premiere in 2020. Negrete will produce the show alongside chief content officer Scott M. Gimple.
It sounds like Mansour is playing one of the two female leads on the series. Apparently, the other has yet to be cast. The nature of Cantu and Cumpston’s roles are being kept a secret for now. But San Diego Comic-Con is fast approaching, and it’s possible that AMC will reveal more surprises later this month.
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