Published On: Wed, Dec 24th, 2014

‘Gone Girl’ star Kim Dickens will head ‘The Walking Dead’ spin-off show

AMC is turning heads with their casting moves for the spin-off from The Walking Dead, reportedly taking place in Los Angeles with a different lead up to the zombie apocalypse. Gone Girl star Kim Dickens will head up the cast in the pilot episode, reports Deadline.

“Dickens landed the female lead after a lengthy casting process, with AMC testing a number of actresses for the role,” the Dec. 23 article explained.

Cliff Curtis (Live Free or Die Hard) will play a divorced teacher with Dickens cast as a guidance counselor and become “involved” in a relationship. Also cast are Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam-Carey, children from Dickens’ guidance counselor former marriage.

“The untitled Walking Dead spinoff, code name Cobalt, takes place during the same zombie apocalypse depicted in the blockbuster mothership series but in a different location. It revolves around a divorced teacher (Curtis) and a guidance counselor (Dickens), who are working together and are in a relationship. The counselor has two children from a previous marriage, played by Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey. She looks like the girl next door but has a darkness to her, a troubled past that will come back to haunt her,” Deadline reported.

Dickens has also been on Sons of Anarchy or Treme and Deadwood.

Adam Davison is set to direct the pilot, which is scheduled to go into production in early 2015 after which AMC will decide whether or not to order it to series.


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