The new ‘Walking Dead’ series has cast three new cast members. The show is said to focus on the first generation to come of age in the zombie apocalypse. It is also said to focus on two female protagonists, and it appears one of them may have been found in Alexa Mansour. Also cast were Nicolas Cantu, and Hal Cumpston.
Mansour’s character is described by a source as “a good-natured rule breaker who lives for today. She is likable and funny on the outside but sad on the inside.” Meanwhile, Cantu’s character is “small for his age in addition to being friendly and an old soul. He also has a black belt in karate,” and Cumpston’s role is described as “big for his age. He is a shy loner that scares some kids, but he hates the fact that he scares people.”
With all this teen angst, how are they going to deal with zombies?!
Mansour starred in the films ‘Loco Love’, ‘#squadgoals’ (alternately known as ‘Deadly Scholars’) and ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’. She has also appeared on TV shows such as ‘The Resident’, ‘SEAL Team’, and ‘Madam Secretary’.
Cumpston is a relative newcomer having only appeared in the Australian indie ‘Bilched’.
Nicolas Cantu may be an unfamiliar face, but his voice is well-known, as Gumball from the cartoon ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’. He also voiced Rowan in ‘LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures’ and Prince James on ‘Sophia the First’. He has appeared in the flesh on ‘The Good Place’, ‘Bizzaardvark’, and ‘Sidney to the Max’.
‘The Walking Dead’ is stalking into its tenth season this fall, while ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ is currently in its fifth. With the addition of this new series, AMC hopes to offer new ‘Walking Dead’ programming all year-round. In addition, the network is developing a trilogy of TV movies revolving around Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes.
‘The Walking Dead’ comic book, which inspired the first TV show, came to an end last week, after 193 issues and sixteen years.
Check back for more info about this new series (including its name) as it becomes available.