The Walking Dead companion series, tentatively titled “Cobalt” will begin to film soon. Here’s what we know about it so far.
- The series will take place in Los Angeles
- None of the main characters from the mains how will appear, however it’s rumored that a character from season 1 will be featured. Possibly Dr. Jenner from the CDC?
- The series takes place in the very early stages of the zombie apocalypse.
- David Erickson (Sons of Anarchy) will serve as showrunner. He is co-writing the pilot along with Robert Kirman. Kirkman, Gale Ann Hurd & Dave Alpert will executive produce. Adam Davidson will direct the pilot.
Cliff Curtis (Gang Related) as Sean Cabrera, a teacher who shares a son with his ex-wife, Andrea. The character is described as a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life.
The female lead — the role of Nancy Tomkins, a guidance counselor who works at the school with Sean and is seeing him romantically, will be played by Gone Girl and Sons of Anarchy alum Kim Dickens.
Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) co-stars as Nancy’s son Nick, who has battled a drug problem; and Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Woods) is set as Nancy’s ambitious daughter Ashley, who is the polar opposite of Nick and has dreams of leaving L.A. for Berkeley when the apocalypse strikes.
Still not cast:
The Walking Dead prequel is also currently casting a number of supporting roles:
Cody: Sean’s son, who resents his father for splitting from his mother; he is described as the angriest kid in town.
Andrea: Sean’s ex-wife, who moved with Cody to the outskirts of L.A.; she is best described as a flower child.
Matt: Ashley’s jock boyfriend.
Art: The principal at the school where both Sean and Nancy work, who has concerns about the bizarre outbreak featured on the local news.
Tobias: A wise-beyond-his-years senior at the school who believes the outbreak is Doomsday.
Casper: Nick’s drug-dealing best friend.