Not long ago, we all learned about AMC ordering up a pilot for a Walking Dead spin-off series that would feature a whole new cast of characters doing their thing in a different part of the Walking Dead universe. Well, there’s still no diluge of information coming at us, but TVLine has gotten its hands on the character outlines for the pilot’s six principal characters. They are as follows:
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 30-something 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, 40-something Andrea — yep, another Andrea! — has retreated to the outskirts of the city to recover after a horrible marriage.
The spin-off series, which some are affectionately calling “TWD: 2.0” (which is nonsense since nomeclature like that usually indicates an improvement), is being penned by showrunner Dave Erickson and Robert Kirkman. It’s said that it will be a prequel, nearer to the initial outbreak (that’s usually the most exciting part of astory anway). Keep in mind, however, that plots and storylines are unconfirmed.
One can’t help but wonder though, will the spin-off take place in an urban or rural setting, if our characters will be “bad” or “good,” or if the new series will be based on the Webisodes.
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