The Walking Dead will end its eleven-season run in 2022 but the franchise is far from done. Fear The Walking Dead and World Beyond have already told stories set in the same world, and there are more spin-offs on the way. One show already confirmed is Tales of The Walking Dead and casting for the series is well underway.
AMC has described Tales of The Walking Dead as “an episodic anthology with individual episodes or arcs of episodes focused on new or existing characters, backstories or other stand-alone experiences.”
Today, some exciting casting news has been announced. Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Terry Crews and Lost In Space’s Parkey Posey have signed on to the series alongside Poppy Liu (Dead Ringers), Anthony Edwards (Inventing Anna, WeCrashed), and Jillian Bell (Rough Night).
The Walking Dead’s chief content officer, Scott M. Gimple will executive produce alongside showrunner Channing Powell – a writer-producer on The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead. Franchise veteran and series producer Michael Satrazemis (The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead) is set to direct three episodes.
The network also announced that Haifaa al-Mansour (Good Lord Bird, Motherland), Deborah Kampmeier (Star Trek: Picard), and Tara Nicole Weyr (The Wilds, Bosch) will each direct one episode in the series.
Gimple spoke on the casting announcement, saying:
“Anthony, Jillian, Terry, Parker, and Poppy are the first wave of singular talents who will further expand the Walking Dead Universe into harrowing, hilarious, heartfelt, and horrifying new realms and we couldn’t be happier to welcome them to the family, along with these terrific directors. More announcements, more wonderful folks to come.”
Channing Powell added his thoughts on the news, saying:
“We’ve worked hard to create unique, interesting, and unexpected characters for both old and new TWD fans, and I’m thrilled that these are the actors who will bring them to life. I can’t wait for you to see the depth, drama, terror, and, yes, humor they bring to the screen.”
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