Talk about some intense family drama: TVLine claims to have the character descriptions for AMC’s upcoming spinoff to The Walking Dead. While the latter focuses on a group of strangers coming together to survive the undead apocalypse, this spinoff will instead focus on two close-knit families as they struggle to overcome the zombies hordes. Oh, yeah, and the families are led by a couple of single parents and Andrea. No, no, not that Andrea. A different one.
Check out the character descriptions after the break…
“SEAN CABRERA : A Latino male in his early 40s, Sean is a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life.
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.”
The series is rumored to be a prequel of sorts, set in the early days of the epidemic. At this point AMC has only ordered a pilot, so it will probably be quite some time before the series airs. Thankfully, we have the good old-fashioned Walking Dead to keep us occupied.
The Walking Dead returns on October 12.