The original Walking Dead series may be ending in 2022, but fans of the universe have plenty more drama and thrills to look forward to. Today, AMC announced the initial cast for the upcoming spinoff, Tales of the Walking Dead.
The episodic anthology series will feature the likes of Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Parker Posey (Lost in Space), Jillian Bell (Rough Night), Anthony Edwards (Inventing Anna), and Poppy Liu (Dead Ringers).
“Anthony, Jillian, Terry, Parker, and Poppy are the first wave of singular talents who will further expand the Walking Dead Universe into harrowing, hilarious, heartfelt, and horrifying new realms and we couldn’t be happier to welcome them to the family, along with these terrific directors. More announcements, more wonderful folks to come,” said Scott M. Gimple, CCO of The Walking Dead universe.
Each one-hour standalone episode of Tales of the Walking Dead will feature both new and established TWD characters, with a story set in the universe of the original series.
In addition to the initial cast, AMC revealed a roundup of directors for the series. Series producer and TDW vet Michael Satrazemis will direct three episodes. Haifaa al-Mansour (Motherland), Deborah Kampmeier (Star Trek: Picard), and Tara Nicole Weyr (The Wilds) will also direct one episode each.
The series comes from showrunner Channing Powell, who serves as a writer-producer on The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.
“We’ve worked hard to create unique, interesting and unexpected characters for both old and new TWD fans, and I’m thrilled that these are the actors who will bring them to life. I can’t wait for you to see the depth, drama, terror and, yes, humor they bring to the screen,” said Powell.
Tales of the Walking Dead will release this summer on AMC and AMC+.
So, will you check out what this anthology series has to offer? Or is your Walking Dead watch card already full with all the other series? Let us know in the comments below.
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