New ‘Walking Dead’ Series Casts Three Lead Roles


Actors Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu and Hal Compton will star in the upcoming programme which is set to follow two young female protagonists.

Although Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead comics have ended, Scott Gimple's The Walking Dead universe on AMC continues to expand, despite what some may feel was an ominous warning from Kirkman about the series' expiration date.

With the actress looking to take on one of the lead roles, she could be at odds with Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) if he shows up on the AMC series.

There's no official word on her character yet, but sources close to the production said she's 'a good-natured rule breaker who lives for today, ' adding that she's 'likable and amusing on the outside but sad on the inside'. The Walking Dead showed glimpses of this with characters like Carl, Enid, and post-time jump Judith. Some will become heroes, some will become villains.

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Alexa Mansour has largely landed one-off roles over the years in her career, including episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, How to Get Away with Murder, and recently, Madam Secretary. Outwardly likable and engaging, she's hiding an inner sadness, which makes sense. Meanwhile, Cumpston is said to play a shy loner who is big for his age and scares some other kids.

As it happens, Nicolas Cantu has a fair amount of experience in showbiz, but largely via voice acting with shows like Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, Sofia the First, and The Amazing World of Gumball. He has also appeared in the live-action shows "The Good Place", "Sydney to the Max", and "Bizaardvark".

Cumpston only has one credit to his name, but it's an interesting one: the Australian dramedy Bilched, which he wrote and which was directed by his father Hal.

Cumpston's character is said to be big for his age. This new series will take the exact opposite tack, and it seems likely that it was conceived with an eye toward a long and profitable run, as Fear is already starting to explore territory which has always been staked out by its parent series. The first season of the spinoff will be comprised of ten episodes.