Is there going to be a “Walking Dead” character in the upcoming “Cobalt” spin-off series, after all? It is an interesting thing to speculate about, and there is a tiny bit of evidence that something like this could be happening.
Then again, you have to take this news with a little bit of suspicion, since the source here is not exactly a reliable one: IMDb. On the page right now for the spin-off pilot, actor Juan Gabriel Pareja is listed as appearing in the Morales role. Anyone who thinks back to season 1 of the AMC mega-hit knows that Morales was a key component of many season 1 episodes.
We do know that logistically, this move could make some sense, given that “Cobalt” is a prequel series that is set during the early days of the zombie apocalypse. With this being said, though, how in the world does he get all of the way from Los Angeles to Atlanta? Were there still major forms of transportation operating at that time? There would be many questions to ask in the event that it is Morales who is a part of this show.
Ultimately, it does not really matter to us if the spin-off has any characters from the original show or not, mostly because this show doesn’t really need them. The name “The Walking Dead” itself is probably going to be enough to attract at least a certain percentage of viewers; having a character who only appeared in a handful of episodes may not be that much more of a boost. It’s only interesting if they really matter to the story, and are not just there to be some cute sort of fan service.
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