SDCC 2019: Third ‘The Walking Dead’ Series Cast Revealed
It’s been nine years since AMC premiered The Walking Dead. Now countless of viewership records, a successful spinoff, games related to the series, and more already lining the pockets of those involved, we’re getting a third series.
The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead have been so successful, that even with recent rating slumps, AMC didn’t hesitate another spinoff. At The Walking Dead panel during San Diego Comic-Con, the cast was confirmed, while noting the 10-episode first season would be directed by KONG: Skull Island‘s Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
The cast announcement included Aliyah Royale (playing a character named Iris) and Annet Mahendru (Huck) will join Alexa Mansour (Hope), Nicolas Cantu (Elton), and Hal Cumpston (Silas), with more names to be added as filming begins.
The new series will explore the first generation that was born after the apocalypse and don’t know the world prior to the zombie outbreak. AMC describes the series, “Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad.”
“It’s gonna be completely different from the other two shows,” co-creator Matt Gimple shared with Alternative Mindz. “We’re trying to open up these new worlds of The Walking Dead to show different corners, different tones, different aspects. Hopefully they compliment one another.”
“There’s a big secret about the Walking Dead universe,” Gimple shared at the Fear the Walking Dead panel at San Diego Comic-Con. “All these years we’ve just seen a tiny sliver of the Walking Dead world. There’s a whole lot of world out there. The big secret is that all along, there have been other civilizations that survived the apocalypse. We saw hints of that in season seven of The Walking Dead and again in ‘The End of Everything,’ and now we’re about to show a lot more of the world in a bunch of different projects.”
He added, “These kids can grow up in a place of comfort and security, but they leave everything on a dangerous quest, and are being pursued by adults on their own. We’ll see kids become heroes and some become villains. We’re going to open up a whole new world of The Walking Dead.”
Even if you were burnt out on the original The Walking Dead series after all these years, there might be something new and fresh waiting around the corner with this new series. We’ll keep you posted as news of the new series comes in.
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