“Deadwood” alum and “Gone Girl” scene stealer Kim Dickens has landed the female lead opposite Cliff Curtis in the pilot for AMC’s “The Walking Dead” companion series.
The story revolves around a divorced teacher (Curtis) and a guidance counselor (Dickens) with a troubled past, who are working together and are in a relationship. She also has two children (Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey) from a previous marriage.
The project is said to be set in California during the initial outbreak of the zombie apocalypse seen in the main series. Dickens landed the female lead after a lengthy casting process with AMC testing a number of actresses.
Robert Kirkman created the original comic and this spin-off which Adam Davidson is set to direct the pilot of. Dave Erickson co-created the series.