The Walking Dead: New spin-off casts Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu

Walking Dead season 8We know that there is a third The Walking Dead spin-off series coming to AMC and now, Alexa Mansour and Nicolas Cantu are joining the show.

Per Variety, these two actors are among the first people who are stepping on board this show, which is revolving around the first generation of people to grow up within the zombie apocalypse. It’s a younger show than either The Walking Dead or Fear the Walking Dead … but not as young as what you’re seeing with Annie, Max, and Dylan over on the latter series so far this season. Franchise guru Scott M. Gimple co-created the new show alongside Matt Negrete. The first season will span ten episodes and is set to premiere at some point in 2020.

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Mansour is a virtual unknown, though she has had some guest-starring roles on The Resident and Madam Secretary. There is no name for her character as of yet, but she will be “a likable rebel whose sense of humor masks an inner sadness.” Meanwhile, Cantu (The Good Place) is a karate kid “who’s small for his age” — we like to think of him taking down zombies with various martial-arts skills. Finally, Hal Cumpston is going to be a “big-for-his-age loner who hates the fact that he scares his peers.”

Will a third edition of The Walking Dead as a franchise work? It’s a hard to know for sure in advance since this is all we know. Nonetheless, there’s a serious roadblock that we can see right away here thanks to the oversaturation of the zombie-show market. You would think that there is only so much of this material that viewers would be able to take and so many “supply runs” we need to watch. Also, having a show that involves younger characters runs the risk that they will be pegged as “annoying” right away and cast aside. Luckily, we’ve seen with Carl that this franchise can handle younger characters — combine a little of that with how Game of Thrones handled the Starks and you could have a successful series by the time you roll around to the very end.

The next new episode of Fear the Walking Dead will air on AMC this Sunday. for more news all about it, be sure to visit the link here.

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