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‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff Gets Cliff Curtis as the Male Lead

‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff Gets Cliff Curtis as the Male Lead

Earlier in the week, it was announced that Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey had joined the The Walking Dead Companion Series, tentatively known as Cobalt. Now a third actor has been added to the main cast, with Cliff Curtis taking on the male lead.

The Walking Dead Companion Series: Cobalt pilot is being written by comic book and TV series creator Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson, and will be directed by episodic television mainstay Adam Davidson. The story revolves around a divorced teacher, played by Cliff Curtis, who is trying to do right by everyone in his life. An early cast breakdown named the character as Sean Cabrera and described him as a Latino in his early 40s. That description is not included in the latest report from Deadline.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Spinoff Gets Two Actors and a Title

‘The Walking Dead’ Spinoff Gets Two Actors and a Title

The Walking Dead is not just one of cable's biggest series of all-time, it also dominates all TV ratings including that of broadcast television. So it should come as no surprise that AMC is planning a spinoff. The Walking Dead Companion Series is set to hit the network in 2015, and has just cast its first two leads. It has also gotten a tentative title, though it's not yet known if this particular title will remain in place until the series' debut.

Currently dubbed The Walking Dead Companion Series: Cobalt, this AMC spinoff has cast Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey as it's first two leads. The story will be set during the same zombie apocalypse that plays out on The Walking Dead, but in a different location. It has also been rumored that we will see events taking place in an earlier timeline, but that has not been confirmed.

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Contenders for ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot Narrowed Down to Five

We reported a few weeks ago that screenwriter Alvin Sargent was being brought on to work on an upcoming superhero reboot script and now it seems that its down to five actors to star in the film. Heat Vision Blog is reporting that the final five candidates to star as Peter Parker in the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot are Jamie Bell, Alden Ehrenreich, Frank Dillane, Andrew Garfield and Josh Hutcherson.

We'll be sure to keep you posted on any further information on the casting of the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot as soon as we have more information.

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