/walking-dead-spinoff-series-pilot/Earlier this month, AMC officially ordered a pilot for The Walking Dead spin-off known as The Companion Series, which will follow a new group of survivors as they wander through the zombie apocalypse. TVLine has obtained the list of characters that will be featured on the show.
The Walking Dead Companion Series will include six main characters including a father and son, a single mom and her two kids, and a wilted flower child in her 40s who is also named...Andrea!
Take a look at the official rundown:
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.
AMC states that The Walking Dead Companion Series will take fans to an as yet unseen corner of the zombie apocalypse, where it is speculated that the living outnumber the dead (Oregon or California, maybe?)
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman is writing the pilot script with showrunner Dave Erickson. It may be a prequel of sorts that recounts the early days of the zombie outbreak and the effort to contain it.
AMC had no comment.