The Walking Dead just got renewed for a sixth season, but plans for its spin-off are in full swing, too.
The upcoming spin-off for The Walking Dead keeps getting more alive by the day. After AMC announced a pilot order back in September, character descriptions for the cast have now surfaced. Are they as intriguing as the ones we know and love on The Walking Dead? Let’s take a look.
Prepare yourselves: a Walking Dead spin-off is happening
According to TVLine, the series will apparently follow two families and an additional survivor: Sean Cabrera and his son Cody, Nancy Tompkins and her two children Nick and Ashley, and a lone wolf by the name of Andrea (don't worry: it's a different Andrea). Sean is described as a Latino male in his 40’s “trying to do right by everyone in his life,” while his teenage son, Cody, is full of rebellion. The Tompkins, on the other hand, seem like they’ll add a bit of dysfunction. Nancy looks like “the girl next door” with an edge, and her children are opposites from each other in the sense that the son Nick doesn’t want to flee, but the daughter Ashley wants to “get out of dodge.” As far as Andrea goes, she has “retreated to the outskirts of the city to recover after a horrible marriage.”
Sounds like a wonderful dose of conflict! It raises a couple of questions, and some of them we already have an idea about. First off, in which time period is the show going to take place? Rumor has it that the show is set to be a prequel to The Walking Dead, and it’s definitely not going to take place in the same city as our TWD stars. “It’s a really different location with completely different people, so we are going to see an entirely different corner of the Walking Dead world,” series creator Robert Kirkman told IGN last year. If it’s a prequel, it’ll be an interesting angle to see the characters in their regular way of living before everything goes to hell. Also, how will all of the characters end up together, and is there any possibility that there could be some crossover with The Walking Dead guys?
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