Earlier this month AMC officially greenlit a pilot episode for a The Walking Dead companion series. The new show will be set in the same post-apocalyptic zombie world as the current TV series, but it will feature a whole new group of characters that reside in a different part of the country. There has been a rumor that the series will be a prequel that would chronicle the early days of the epidemic and the effort to contain it, but there’s been no confirmation of that.
TV Line managed to get their hands on some information regarding six of these new characters. Here are the names along with a brief description for each one:
SEAN CABRERA | A Latino male in his early 40s, Sean is a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life.
CODY CABRERA | Sean’s whip-smart and rebellious teenage son. Known as the angriest kid in town.
NANCY TOMPKINS | A thirtysomething single mom to two kids, Nancy looks like the girl next door, but there’s an edge to her.
NICK TOMPKINS | Nancy’s screwed up teenage son. He’s too old to stay home, too scared to flee.
ASHLEY TOMPKINS | Nancy’s mostly level-headed teenage daughter. Her ambition is in direct proportion to her older brother’s failures. She loves her mom but it’s time to get out of Dodge.
ANDREA CHAPMAN | A somewhat wilted flower child, fortysomething Andrea — yep, another Andrea! — has retreated to the outskirts of the city to recover after a horrible marriage.
Sounds like an interesting group of characters, and I’m looking forward to seeing the horror that they will be forced to endure. Dave Erickson (Marco Polo) co-created the spinoff series and co-wrote the pilot with Robert Kirkman.