The third, as-yet-untitled ‘Walking Dead’ series has added Nico Tortorella to the cast. Tortorella has starred for seven seasons on TV Land’s Darren Star drama ‘Younger’ as tattoo artist Josh. He will continue to star on that show, as these two projects will not conflict. On the new ‘Walking Dead’, he will play Felix, “an honorable man of his word who isn’t afraid to fight for others’ safety and acceptance.”
The new show was created by ‘Walking Dead’ head honcho Scott M. Gimple, and ‘TWD’ veteran writer and executive producer Matthew Negrete, who will act as showrunner. ‘Kong: Skull Island’s Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct the first episode, and possibly more. The new series will focus on the first generation to come of age in the zombie apocalypse.
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.
The series is fronted by Aliyah Royale as Iris and Annet Mahendru as Huck. Nicolas Cantu, Hal Cumpston, and Alexa Mansour co-star as Elton, Silas, and Hope respectively. Very little is known about the new series, but it was previously disclosed that Elton is “small for his age in addition to being friendly and an old soul. He also has a black belt in karate,” Silas is “big for his age. He is a shy loner that scares some kids, but he hates the fact that he scares people,” and Hope is “a good-natured rule-breaker who lives for today. She is likable and funny on the outside but sad on the inside.”
It was teased that these kids were raised in safety and aren’t aware of the horrors of the outside world, as shown on the regular ‘Walking Dead’ series and ‘Fear the Walking Dead’.
The new series is now filming in Virginia and will arrive in the spring of next year.