New The Walking Dead spinoff teaser reveals official title
AMC has released a brand new teaser for their forthcoming second spinoff series of The Walking Dead, revealing that the new post-apocalyptic series has now officially been titled The Walking Dead: World Beyond. The video also confirmed that Emmy winner Julia Ormond (Temple Grandin) has joined the cast for the role of Elizabeth, who is being described as a charismatic leader of a large sophisticated and formidable force. Check out the video below!
“I’m so thrilled to be working with The Walking Dead team — I absolutely love how they write for women in particular; a lovely, talented cast and great to be back with AMC,” Ormond said in a statement (via Deadline).
“We are thrilled to have Julia join our merry band. I’m grateful for the talent, grace, intelligence, and humor she has brought to our set, our show and to this role. We — and the audience — are very lucky to have Julia helping bring this new world of the Walking Dead to life,” co-creator Scott Gimple said.
In addition to Ormond, Natalie Gold, Al Calderon, Scott Adsit, and Ted Sutherland have also been cast as recurring guest-stars, portraying the roles of Lyla, Barca, Tony and Percy, respectively.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond 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 series will star Alexa Mansour as Hope, Nicolas Cantu as Elton, Hal Cumpston as Silas, Annet Mahendru as Huck, Aliya Royale as Iris, Nico Tortorella as Felix and Joe Holt as Leo Bennett.
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: World Beyond is expected to air in the Spring of 2020.