Following official confirmation earlier this month that AMC has ordered a pilot for a spin-off of “The Walking Dead,” TVLine has now posted a list describing the new group of survivors that will be featured on the show. The ‘Companion Series’ will boast six main characters including:
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.
The new series, which creator Robert Kirkman and showrunner Dave Erickson are writing the pilot script for, could be a potential prequel that recounts the early days of the zombie outbreak. It will certainly be set in a different part of the country.