TV: Local Boy Playing Rick Grimes’ Son Carl in ‘The Walking Dead’

Bloody Disgusting learned exclusively that Atlanta local Chandler Riggs will be starring as Rick Grimes’ (Andrew Lincoln) son Carl in AMC TV’s The Walking Dead. He joins Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey DeMunn, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, and Michael Rooker in the live-action adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s popular comic series that’s kicking off with Frank Darabont directing the pilot episode. The project is set among a group of zombie survivors of an apocalypse who are led by a police officer, Rick Grimes, in search of a safe place to live.