TVline has nabbed the casting notices for the six major characters that will be fighting the undead in AMC’s as-yet-untitled “The Walking Dead” spin-off show, and frankly, it sounds awful. Just what we need — more family drama and “rebellious” teenagers.
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 has retreated to the outskirts of the city to recover after a horrible marriage.
Because obviously Robert Kirkman and company thought watching the two teen girls running around loving, then hating, then killing zombies was the highlight of last season. Carl is enough, thanks. I don’t need three more kids, including “the angriest kid in town.”
AMC has already greenlit the pilot for the spin-off show, so expect it in 2015 or thereabouts.