TVLine has posted some more hints at what the in-development Walking Dead companion series on AMC will bring with a brief breakdown of the leading characters.
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 has retreated to the outskirts of the city to recover after a horrible marriage.
It is noteworthy that the Sean and Cody characters will bring another father/teenage son dynamic into The Walking Dead universe alongside Rick and Carl, so it will be interesting to see if and how their relationship will differ. The show has been reported in the past that it will be a prequel, detailing the early days of the outbreak and people attempting to contain it, which sounds similar to the basic premise of SyFy’s Helix and 28 Days Later’s sequel 28 Weeks Later, which saw the attempts to hold back a second outbreak.
Though it may sound like things that the audience has already seen, from what very little we really know, franchise co-creator Robert Kirkman is behind the new series so there is enough talent behind the project to have faith. There is a whole unseen world in this zombie outbreak, so anything is possible.