AMC's 'Walking Dead' Prequel and everything we know so far!
AMC is looking to tell a completely different story with the new Walking Dead spinoff. While the pilot is being filmed in Los Angeles, the new Walking Dead series will actually be the prequel. The companion series, AKA Cobalt, takes place in Los Angeles at the dawn of the zombie apocalypse. For those of you that don't read comic books, Robert Kirkman's graphic novels never discussed the orgiins of the zombie apocalypse and according to reports, the prequel will also feature a character that briefly appeared during a key season one episode.
Robert Kirkman, who is currently working on a new TV series for Cinemax in South Carolina
, is co-writing the pilot with Dave Erickson (Sons of Anarchy) and together they will executive produce alongside Walking Dead's Gale Anne Hurd and Dave Alpert. Dave Erickson will also be the show's showrunner, while Adam Davidson will direct the pilot.
Here is everything we know so far about The Walking Dead Cobalt:
The Walking Dead Cobalt is currently filming in Los Angeles...
Rumors are circulating that ‘The Walking Dead” companion series, The Walking Dead: Cobalt
will film in Los Angeles, California. Comicbook.com
is reporting that the companion series could just film the pilot in California, and then move the series less costly for the full series such as Atlanta, Georgia where the original Walking Dead series films.
Read more: ‘The Walking Dead: Cobalt’ is Filming in Los Angeles
and Los Angeles will be the show's location.
According to TVLine, the Walking Dead Spinoff setting is Los Angeles, California.
TVLine has learned exclusively that the potential series (the pilot of which will be shot in early 2015) will be based in… Los Angeles.
Yep, the zombies are going Hollywood.
Casting directors are still casting principal roles for the new Walking Dead Series
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Walking Dead prequel is currently casting several supporting roles. Here is the latest casting call breakdown for The Walking Dead prequel.
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.
However, The Walking Dead has cast several principal roles
According to reports, The Walking Dead
companion series has found their version of Rick Grimes. Cliff Curtis was chosen as the starring role in the new pilot from Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson.
is a New Zealand actor whose screen roles include Whale Rider
, Once Were Warriors
, and Blow
. His television work includes NBC series Trauma
, and Body of Proof
, and starring in ABC’s Missing
. Ethnically Māori, his many character roles include having portrayed a range of ethnicities, including Latin American and Arab characters.
Read more: The Walking Dead Spinoff Reveals Lead Actor
A ton of people are excited about the new Walking Dead series...
After a fake casting call was posted on Craigslist, thousands of people applied for a role on The Walking Dead. Several websites initially reported the casting calls as genuine, but details surrounding the mysterious casting company were later revealed on Monday. TWDenthusiasts
found that the casting calls were tied to a Pennsylvania talent agency that has been accused of tricking applicants out of money by promising jobs they never deliver.
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