In a clever attempt to make viewers forget that AMC accidentally spoiled a major plot point from Sunday night’s episode of The Walking Dead, the first casting news and character details for the upcoming companion series have been released. The show—which is now going under the working title Cobalt—was recently put on track to debut in 2015. It will be set in the same zombie-infested world as The Walking Dead but take place in a different location, and initial casting reports said it would feature the requisite troubled adults and teens. Now we know that the main characters will be a divorced male teacher and a female guidance counselor, whose drug-addicted son will be played by Frank Dillane (Tom Riddle in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince), while Alycia Debnam Carey (Into The Storm) will play his “ambitious” sister.
Given the continued ratings bonanza of the already-renewed parent series, it should be expected that The Walking Dead: Cobalt (Whatever That Means) will also be a pretty solid performer for AMC, and that the powers that be are already figuring out how to set up a crossover where Daryl works out his grief over the death of [spoiler redacted] with the help of the guidance counselor, likely in the front seat of a Chevrolet Cobalt.