AMC is bringing some A-list talent to its next Walking Dead spinoff. Deadline is reporting that Anthony Edwards, Terry Crews, Parker Posey, Poppy Liu, and Jillian Bell have all been cast in the network’s upcoming Tales of the Walking Dead anthology series.
Each episode of Tales of the Walking Dead will tell a unique story focusing on different characters. Some of these characters are brand new additions to the franchise. However, other episodes plan to revisit characters who previously appeared in other Walking Dead series.
Aside from these latest casting additions, the show is also currently filling out its directing team. Haifaa al-Mansour, Deborah Kampmeier, and Tara Nicole Weyr will helm one episode each. Additionally, producer Michael Satrazemis, a longtime veteran of the Walking Dead Universe, is directing three episodes, which covers the initial six-episode order that AMC gave to the series last fall.
Scott M. Gimple, Chief Content Officer of The Walking Dead Universe, is executive producing Tales alongside showrunner Channing Powell. Unfortunately, AMC didn’t share any character details. But with a cast filled with recognizable names like these, we can likely expect some top-notch performances.
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“Anthony, Jillian, Terry, Parker, and Poppy are the first wave of singular talents who will further expand the Walking Dead Universe into harrowing, hilarious, heartfelt, and horrifying new realms,” said Gimple. “And we couldn’t be happier to welcome them to the family, along with these terrific directors. More announcements, more wonderful folks to come.”
“We’ve worked hard to create unique, interesting and unexpected characters for both old and new TWD fans,” said Powell. “And I’m thrilled that these are the actors who will bring them to life. I can’t wait for you to see the depth, drama, terror and, yes, humor they bring to the screen.”
Tales of the Walking Dead will premiere this summer on AMC.
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