Kim Dickens Joins "Walking Dead" Spinoff In Lead Role

Deadline has learned that Kim Dickens ("Gone Girl") has landed the part of the female lead in the still untitled "Walking Dead" spinoff. DIckens will star alongside Cliff Curtis. The report mentions that Dickens won the role after a long casting process that saw many actresses vying for the role.

The series will feature two leads: a guidance counselor and a divorced teacher, played by Dickens and Curtis respectively, who are still trying to make their relationship work. Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey will play Dickens' character's children.

The companion series was created by "Walking Dead" writer Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson and is set to air on AMC. Adam Davidson ("Hell on Wheels") is attached to direct the pilot. The series, which has been codenamed "Cobalt" by those involved in the production, will be set during the same zombie apocalypse as the one seen in "The Walking Dead," but it will show off the events from a different point of view. Instead of being set in Atlanta where "The Walking Dead" is set, the new series is rumored to take place in Los Angeles.

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