ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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We're all super excited to be getting a Walking Dead companion series, but very few details have been released - until now. AMC just released some casting news: young Voldemort will star in the show!

Frank Dillane, who played young Tom Riddle a.k.a. young Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter series, will play the drug-addicted son of a female guidance counselor in the Walking Dead companion show.

Here's why he's gonna be a great fit...

He's appeared in big-name franchises before

The Walking Dead may be a daunting prospect for a young actor - Frank is only 23 - but working on a powerhouse series like Harry Potter will have given him some experience in working the hectic schedule of a blockbuster production. Oh, and his dad is Stephen Dillane - Stannis Baratheon in Game of Thrones - so no doubt his dad can offer him some advice!


Dark subject matter is something he's used to

Young Voldemort was a pretty intense part to play for an 18-year-old, as Frank Dillane was at the time of filming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. No doubt that experience of getting inside the mind of a twisted, conflicted character will serve him well for the moral conundrums of The Walking Dead universe.


He looks a little bit more 'Walking Dead' these days!

Frank Dillane, in 2009 and 2014
Frank Dillane, in 2009 and 2014

Young Voldemort might have been a disturbed kid, but Dillane seems so clean cut and tidy in the role that he looks exactly like my deranged ex-girlfriend... Needless to say, he's looking a bit rougher and more apocalypse-ready these days.

He's not the only new face

AMC's Walking Dead spin-off show will exist in the same universe as the current Walking Dead, but will follow the lives of a female guidance counselor, her kids, and a divorced male teacher as they fight for life amidst the zombie apocalypse. Joining Frank Dillane is Into the Storm's Alycia Debnam Carey, who will play his sister in the show.

Alycia Debnam Carey will appear in the TWD spin-off
Alycia Debnam Carey will appear in the TWD spin-off

What do you think about the casting for the new Walking Dead companion series, guys? I'd be interested to hear your thoughts - dream castings, plot ideas, things you'd love to see... let them rip in the comments below!


Frank Dillane (young Tom Riddle) in The Walking Dead spin-off show: good casting?

Sources: Tumblr, Comic Book Movie, Deadline


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