Deadline not only has the first casting, but also the vague scope of AMC’s new “The Walking Dead” companion series.
Frank Dillane, pictured above, and Alycia Debnam Carey, below, have been cast in the pilot, created by Robert Kirkman, on whose graphic novel “The Walking Dead” was based, and Dave Erickson.
Adam Davidson will direct the pilot, known as “Cobalt,” which takes place during the same zombie apocalypse depicted on “The Walking Dead” but in a different location.
It revolves around a male divorced teacher and a female guidance counselor. Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) plays the woman’s son, who has battled a drug problem. Aussie Debnam Carey (Into the Storm) plays the woman’s ambitious daughter.