‘The Walking Dead’ Companion Series announces cast

New characters for zombie apocalypse spin-off

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Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince actor Frank Dillane and Into The Storm‘s Alycia Debnam Carey have been cast in the pilot for The Walking Dead companion series.

The untitled spin-off to The Walking Dead, takes place during the same zombie apocalypse depicted but in a different location with six principle characters. Dillane will play the drug addicted son of the lead female character, a female guidance counselor. Australian actor Debnam Carey, plays Dillane’s ambitious sister.

The Walking Dead spin-off is produced by AMC Studios; created by Robert Kirkman, (the creator of The Walking Dead graphic novel on which the TV series is based) and Dave Erickson. Adam Davidson will direct

The Walking Dead will return for the second half of season 5 in February on AMC in the US and FOX in the UK.