In the new series set in The Walking Dead universe, AMC confirms that the show’s first three leading actors have been cast. Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu and Hal Cumpston will be taking on the leading roles.
Mansour is a 23-year-old actress who first became known from the Tatia Pllieva film “Undress Me” that garnered over 40 million views on YouTube. Since then, she’s acted in How To Get Away With Murder, Unfriended: Dark Web, Madam Secretary and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Cantu is 15 with many appearances in Old Navy advertisements and has done voice acting for The Amazing World of Gumball as Gumball Watterson, LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures as Rowan Freemaker and Sofia the First as Prince James.
Cumpston is a relatively new actor from Australian coming of age comedy series Bilched and short film L.O.V.E. Insurance for the Heart. Despite his short resume, Bilched was his very own project which he wrote and produced.
The show has yet to have a title, but it’s set to premiere in 2020. Even though the series is often called a spinoff to The Walking Dead, it technically isn’t one as it will have a separate story. Still, it will be set in The Walking Dead universe.
AMC describes the story as “the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it”. Viewers will get to see “who remains good and who turns evil” — a classic formula that is intriguing nonetheless. Other than that, no other details about the story or characters are announced.
Led by showrunner Matt Negrete, the production for the series will begin this summer in Virginia. There will be 10 episodes. Negrete wrote and produced the past five seasons of the original series. Scott M. Gimple, the chief content officer of The Walking Dead universe, joins as co-creator.