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The Walking Dead Spinoff Isn’t Set Anywhere Near Georgia

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the-walking-dead-infected-season-four-11The Walking Dead has been going strong for four-and-a-half seasons at this point, but we’ve really only ever explored Georgia. No offense to the Peach Tree State, but we’d like to see what’s going on elsewhere in the world, to check out how other folks cope with being overrun by hungry undead cannibals. That’s where the long-gestating spinoff comes in. We know that it is called Cobalt, we even know a couple of the main actors, but we weren’t sure where it is set, until now. And the setting couldn’t be any more different from rural Georgia, as the action takes place in Los Angeles.

TV Line reports that the zombie apocalypse is indeed spreading to the City of Angels. Not only is that more than 2000 miles away from Atlanta, but it’s also a totally opposite environment. Sure, the core series has ventured into Atlanta a time or two, but they primarily stick to the small towns and less densely settled areas. Setting the series in a major urban center, in such a population center, automatically makes this a different kind of narrative, which is exactly what we want out of a new show.

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Is The Walking Dead Getting Rid Of This Divisive Character?

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The Walking DeadOn AMC’s The Walking Dead, the character of Carl, played by Chandler Riggs, is hugely divisive among fans. We even included the son of protagonist Rick Grimes on our list of annoying sci-fi characters we would like to see die on screen. I’m of the camp that he’s in the process of becoming a solid character (the same can be said about most of the cast members), but in Robert Kirkman’s comics that serve as the source material, this isn’t as big an issue, he’s a little borderline sociopathic badass. But this is The Walking Dead we’re talking about, and no one lives forever, and the reveal of a few upcoming covers have people speculating on Carl’s future in the comics.

There are SPOILERS beyond here for those of you not current on The Walking Dead comics. Just a warning.

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Watch The Walking Dead Cast And Crew Talk Huge Changes In The Rest Of Season 5

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The Walking DeadThe first half of The Walking Dead season 5 is in the books. As usual, they wrapped things up with a bang, and while the hit zombie drama is on its annual mid-season hiatus, there is still a lot for fans to talk about. Now AMC has released this new video of the cast and crew discussing the future of the post-apocalyptic survivors as they move into new episodes starting next year.

You probably already guessed this, but if you’re not caught up on this season of The Walking Dead, you might want to sit this one out because we’re taking a trip to spoiler country for the next few hundred words. If you’re current, however, by all means, continue, and watch the aforementioned video below.

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One Walking Dead Fan Is Taking Drastic Action Following That Last Shocking Death

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The Walking DeadThe Walking Dead kills people. If you’ve watched AMC’s hit zombie drama for any period of time, you’re well aware of this. In fact, the series has gone to great lengths to create an environment where no one is safe, where no one is unkillable. That was on full display this past weekend when the mid-season finale killed off a fan favorite character. It wasn’t an unexpected move, but it made some people incredibly angry, and a group of fans are taking an unusual approach to rectify the situation.

It should go without saying that if you haven’t watched the most recent episode of The Walking Dead, “Coda,” and if you care about having things spoiled, stop reading now. There are SPOILERS beyond this point.

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The Walking Dead Spinoff Cobalt Cast This Veteran Actor In The Lead Role

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Cliff CurtisThe character of Rick Grimes on AMC’s hit The Walking Dead is a polarizing figure. Some love him, some hate him, I’m just glad that over the last season or so he’s starting to resemble the character I’ve loved for years in Robert Kirkman’s comics, the grim leader who makes the decisions that no one else is capable of making, and who has to live with the consequences. Every series needs a strong figure at the center, and the upcoming Walking Dead spinoff, which we recently learned is called Cobalt, has cast its lead, their Rick Grimes if you will.

Deadline reports that Cliff Curtis (Gang Related) has signed on to take the key role of Sean Cabrera. In an earlier character run down he is described as “A Latino male in his early 40s, Sean is a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life.” He is also a divorced teacher, which explains how he comes to know one of the other primary characters, Nancy Tompkins, who is a guidance counselor.

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The Walking Dead Companion Series Adds Two Cast Members And This Title

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zombie fenceNow that season 5 of The Walking Dead is on a mid-season hiatus until February, we probably won’t hear as much on that front as usual. There will still be quick peeks and bits of news, but likely not the constant glut that we get in the thick of new episodes. One thing we do have some fresh news on, however, is the slow burning spinoff. We’ve seen character descriptions, but now it has two cast members to fill those roles, as well as a shiny new title.

According to Deadline, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey have both been cast in the pilot of the new series, which is now titled Cobalt. You have to imagine that the full official name is The Walking Dead: Cobalt, or something like that in order to capitalize on the popularity of the core show, but right now the report simply refers to it as Cobalt. Dillane is going to be most recognizable as the 16-year-old Tom Riddle from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, while the Australian Debnam Carey made her U.S. debut this past summer in Into the Storm. She was also cast in the AMC pilot Galyntine, which the network recently passed on.

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