Collider has released the character details for AMC’s [The Walking Dead Spinoff](series:1117438) as the pilot was officially ordered at the beginning of September, and they should give us a few hints as to what we can expect from the new series.
Rumors have run rampant recently that the new show might be a prequel of sorts, focusing on the early efforts to combat the zombie infection in its infancy, and these character descriptions appear to corroborate that information.
There are two big things to take away from these descriptions. One, there appears to be a heavy focus on familial relationships in this Walking Dead spin-off pilot, and two, the descriptions hint heavily that the story takes place in a pre-apocalyptic Walking Dead world - so expect to see a LOT of panicked prepping, looting, and (hopefully) some serious military action.
Sean Cabrera – A Latino male in his early 40s, Sean is a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life.
Cody Cabrera – Sean’s whip-smart and rebellious teenage son. Known as the angriest kid in town.
Nancy Tompkins – A thirtysomething single mom to two kids, Nancy looks like the girl next door, but there’s an edge to her.
Nick Tompkins – Nancy’s screwed up teenage son. He’s too old to stay at home, too scared to flee.
Ashley Tompkins – Nancy’s mostly level-headed teenage daughter. Her ambition is in direct proportion to her older brother’s failures. She loves her mom but it’s time to get out of Dodge.
Andrea Chapman – A somewhat wilted flower child, fortysomething Andrea—has retreated to the outskirts of the city to recover after a horrible marriage.
The Walking Dead's comic book creator and original series executive producer Robert Kirkman will be an executive producer on this new series alongside Gale Anne Hurd, with Dave Erickson (Sons of Anarchy) acting as the showrunner. Erickson and Kirkman penned the pilot, and if AMC likes what they see, we could possibly see the show premiere sometime in 2015.
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