‘The Walking Dead’ spin-off spoilers: ‘Deadwood,’ ‘Sons of Anarchy’ alum snags key role

The Walking Dead -Finally, most of the cast for the upcoming spin-off / companion series for “The Walking Dead” is starting to come into place.

Sources confirm that Kim Dickens, best known for “Deadwood,” has signed on to take the lead female role on the show. She is a guidance counselor who forms some sort of relationship with a divorced teacher (Cliff Curtis) near the beginnings of the zombie apocalypse. Dickens is also known for a recent arc on “Sons of Anarchy,” and also for appearing in the movie “Gone Girl.”

This spin-off is going to be set in California, which gives you some sense that they are among the first places to really be impacted by the spread of the virus. With this being said, it is still not entirely clear whether or not the project will actually be filmed in California or somewhere else made to look like the state.

We enjoy Dickens’ work, and for that reason, we are a little more interested in this show than we were at this point last week. We are not enthused by the idea of a prequel in general, given that you are mostly just regurgitating similar storylines, and we know that they are not going to suddenly just come up with a cure for the virus. There is more interesting material that can come from a show with an open-ended future.

This show could end up premiering on AMC next fall, but there is nothing close to a premiere date for it yet, but we will let you know as soon as one is announced.

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