We've got some brand new photos from The Walking Dead spin-off. The show doesn't even have a title yet, but with AMC set to showcase the latest entry in this universe at New York Comic-Con over the weekend, we'll likely be learning a whole lot more in the very near future. For now, we've got some photos that give us a good look at the new characters we'll be following the world they inhabit.
The cast for the series includes Annet Mahendru as Huck, Aliyah Royale as Iris, Alexa Mansour as Hope, Nicolas Cantu as Elton and Hal Cumpston as Silas. The photos showcase several of these characters in mundane scenarios that, at first glance, don't let on that they're even in a zombie apocalypse. Yet, several other photos make that inescapably clear, including one particularly compelling image that looks to feature a downed plane. Truth be told, the images, on their own, don't make the show look all that far removed from The Walking Dead, but the premise is intriguing.
The untitled spin-off is said to center on two young female protagonists and will focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the zombie apocalypse. So it sounds like we'll be moving pretty far up in the timeline. AMC teases that some of these youngsters will become heroes, while others will become villains. After all, we need to have conflict, right?
Matt Negrete is set to serve a showrunner, who co-created the series with TWD universe shepherd Scott Gimple. It Joins The Walking Dead, which kicks off its tenth season this weekend, as well as Fear the Walking Dead, which just wrapped up season 5. David Madden, president of programming for AMC Networks, had this to say about the new show when it was first announced.
"We're thrilled that the Dead will keep walking into a new corner of the post-apocalyptic world, a corner that will present stories and characters unlike any that The Walking Dead has dramatized thus far, and that is bound to excite one of the most passionate fan bases in television. Scott has been an invaluable leader for the Universe since taking on the role of chief content officer, with a distinct and innovative vision for the franchise. Likewise, we're excited to have Matt, who has been a crucial part of The Walking Dead family for over five years and penned many memorable episodes of TWD, at the helm of this original series."
AMC is set to hold a panel for The Waking Dead universe on Saturday at New York Comic Con. The panel kicks off at 10:30 a.m. ET. Outside of info on this new spin-off, we could be getting details on the Rick Grimes movies, as well as Fear the Walking Dead season 6. We'll be sure to bring the news your way as it breaks.