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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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The Walking Dead’s Latest Casualty Opens Up About That Brutal Midseason Finale

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CryingWe all knew The Walking Dead’s midseason finale was likely to have a very human body count, and that definitely proved to be the case. We lost a major character from the show, one who’s been a part of Rick’s group for several seasons, and even though many had correctly predicted what was coming, it will still take a huge emotional toil on The Walking Dead’s weary survivors. Furthermore, the actor who’d spent several years bringing that character to life wasn’t happy when it was time to exit stage left.

Spoilers for last night’s mid-season finale below!

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Robert Kirkman Finally Confirms Whether The Walking Dead’s Daryl Is Gay

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DarylWalking Dead fans got a whole new thing to speculate about earlier this year, after creator Robert Kirkman addressed the possibility of whether fan-favorite Daryl Dixon might be gay. Walking Dead followers likely already know that Daryl’s character doesn’t exist in the comics, but was created for the show, and thus there’s plenty of room to speculate about any Daryl-related matters that haven’t been specifically addressed on the show. Now, some three+ months later, Kirkman has gone on the record about Daryl’s sexuality.

It all started in the letter column of The Walking Dead issue #130, where reader Nick Muller pointed out similarities between Daryl and the comics character Jesus, who was eventually revealed to be gay. At the time, Kirkman said:

All I can say is that it’s been discussed. We have very specific ideas about Daryl’s sexuality (or the seeming lack thereof), and if there’s ever a quiet period in the show where he’s not constantly distracted by crossbowing…we’ll tackle it on the show.

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The Walking Dead Post-Game: Who Survived Coda?

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Tonight was the midseason finale of The Walking Dead, and if you’ve been paying attention to our stories, as well as what the series’ creative team has been saying, viewers were in for one hell of a showdown. What they failed to bring up, however, is that the “showdown” would be a nearly silent affair with most everybody’s guns holstered until the final minute or so. I guess I should have expected this.

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Are The Walking Dead’s Rick And Daryl Unkillable? One Producer Sounds Off

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RickDarylAMC’s The Walking Dead has racked up quite a body count over the years. And I don’t mean all the creative ways the show’s writers have come up with when it comes to disposing of walkers. The living characters are nearly as likely to find themselves on a the receiving end of horrific violence as the zombies, and several beloved regulars have received a visit from the Grim Reaper as the show has progressed through five seasons. But is it true that nobody on the show is safe? Could we someday lose ostensible series lead Rick Grimes? What about fan-favorite crossbow-wielding badass Daryl Dixon? Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd recently addressed exactly that, and the answer might surprise you.

During an interview with IGN, the topic turned to Rick and Daryl, two of the show’s characters believed by many to be “unkillable.” These are the characters filed by fans under the heading of “If they die, we riot.” But even that level of fan passion doesn’t guarantee that Rick and Daryl will make it through to the show’s eventual endpoint. When asked by IGN, Hurd emphasized that there are no characters who can be considered “unkillable.” Hurd said: