New Zealand actor Cliff Curtis (“Whale Rider,” “Sunshine,” “Gang Related”) has scored the male lead role in AMC’s “The Walking Dead” companion series. It’s expected Curtis will play Sean Cabrera, a divorced teacher trying to do right by everyone in his life.
Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey have already been been cast as the kids of the female lead character. The untitled companion series only has a pilot order at the moment but is almost certain to go to series.
Meanwhile, “Burn Notice” regular Jeffrey Donovan and “Hollidaysburg” actress Rachel Keller are reportedly in talks to join the second season of FX’s anthology series “Fargo”. An offer is also out to “Parks and Recreation” regular Nick Offerman to join the cast, whilst Mike Bradecich and Allan Dobrescu are said to be up for roles.
Set in Sioux Falls in 1979, the new season will see some younger iterations of characters from the first season. Donovan, Keller and Offerman’s characters are named Dodd, Simone and Carl respectively. FX has yet to announce a premiere date.