Kim Dickens Joins “Walking Dead” Spin-Off

“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.

Source: Deadline