It's been about a year since AMC first announced that they were flirting with the idea of a Walking Dead spinoff. However, even after officially giving the new series the green light a few weeks ago, the only thing we knew about the spinoff was that it would exist in the same zombie-ridden world as the original but would be about a completely new set of characters.
Now, while we still don't have a name or a release date, we at least have descriptions of the six central characters on which the show will be based. Here are the character descriptions, as reported by TVLine:
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 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 — yep, another Andrea! — has retreated to the outskirts of the city to recover after a horrible marriage.
So basically, we're talking about two families and one random lady. Who will play these characters is anybody's guess. But at least we've got something to think about.
The Walking Dead Season 5 premiers Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 9ET on AMC.