The Walking Dead spinoff series adds Nico Tortorella to cast
According to Deadline, Scream 4 and Younger actor Nico Tortorella has joined the cast of AMC’s upcoming second spinoff series of The Walking Dead. Tortorella will be play the lead role of Felix, described as an honorable man of his word who isn’t afraid to fight for others’ safety and acceptance.
Tortorella joins previously announced cast members Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu, Hal Cumpston, Annet Mahendru and Aliya Royale.
The untitled spinoff will serve as the third show of the television franchise, following The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead. According to AMC, the series will feature two young female protagonists and focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the 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 Walking Dead spinoff will have writer and producer Matt Negrete showrunning alongside chief content officer Scott M. Gimple. The series has been given a 10-episode order.
The first spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead, is currently airing its fifth season, with new episodes premiering every Sunday night on AMC. The Walking Dead is scheduled to return for its 10th season this October.
The Walking Dead spinoff is expected to air in the Spring of 2020.
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