Who is gonna lead the group of survivors in the much anticipated The Walking Dead spin off? It’s none other than: Cliff Curtis.
Gang Related alum Cliff Curtis has nabbed the starring role in the new pilot from Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The untitled companion series, currently a pilot but considered a shoo-in for a series order, explores the outset of the same zombie apocalypse as AMC’s flagship show but takes place at a different location.
Curtis will topline the drama and portray Sean Cabrera, a teacher who shares a son with his ex-wife, Andrea. The character is described as a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life.
The female lead — the role of Nancy Tomkins, a guidance counselor who works at the school with Sean — is currently still testing actresses for the role. Sources tell THR that Anna Torv was among the actresses who were seen for the part, though the Fringe alum is no longer considered to be in the running for it.