The third ‘Walking Dead’ series has a name! The new series, which focuses on teenagers– the first generation to come of age in the zombie apocalypse– will be known as ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’. During Sunday night’s airing of the regular ‘Walking Dead’ series, AMC debuted a new trailer that revealed this title. As glimpsed in the trailer is the show’s new lead villain (?), portrayed by Emmy winner Julia Ormond. As revealed by i09, Ormond plays Elizabeth, “the charismatic leader of a large, sophisticated and formidable force.”
Watch the trailer for yourself below:
Of particular note, the new trailer shows helicopters. These have been playing a part in both of the existing ‘Walking Dead’ shows for multiple seasons now. Rick Grimes was whisked away in one. And on ‘Fear the Walking Dead’, Althea encountered one. Rick (Andrew Lincoln) will continue his adventures in a theatrical film which is planned to be the first of three. From the looks of things, Ormond’s character and her helicopters might tie all three ‘TWD’ series together in some way.
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Ormond won an Emmy for her supporting role in the TV movie ‘Temple Grandin’. Most recently, she starred in the BBC One miniseries ‘Gold Digger’. Among her other credits are ‘Mad Men’, ‘Witches of East End’, ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’, ‘Nurse Jackie’, ‘CSI: NY’, and the movie ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’.
As for ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’:
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.
Aliyah Royale and Annet Mahendru head up the cast, as Iris and Huck respectively. They are joined by Nicolas Cantu as Elton, a small-for-his-age black belt, and stocky Hal Cumpston as shy loner Silas. The show also stars Alexa Mansour as Hope, “a good-natured rule-breaker who lives for today. She is likable and funny on the outside but sad on the inside”; Nico Tortorella as Felix, “an honorable man of his word who isn’t afraid to fight for others’ safety and acceptance”; and Joe Holt as Leo Bennett, “a solid family man and respected professor with a generous heart and unwavering optimism for the future. He’d risk his life to save the people he cares about.”
‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ is now filming and is expected to begin airing in Spring of 2020.