AMC finally named its third “Walking Dead” series on Sunday, when the cable channel also released a new trailer for the Spring 2020 launch. “The Walking Dead: World Beyond” also just cast Julia Ormond as a series regular.
Ormond will play Elizabeth, the charismatic leader of a large, sophisticated and formidable force, according to AMC. Co-created by Scott M. Gimple and showrunner Matt Negrete, “The Walking Dead: World Beyond” also stars Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Annet Mahendru, Nicolas Cantu, Hal Cumpston and Nico Tortorella.
“The Walking Dead: World Beyond” will focus on the first generation raised in the zombie apocalypse, according to AMC. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad.
Produced and distributed by AMC Studios, “World Beyond” is executive produced by Gimple, Negrete, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and Brian Bockrath.
“We are thrilled to have Julia join our merry band. I’m grateful for the talent, grace, intelligence, and humor she has brought to our set, our show and to this role,” Gimple said on Sunday. “We — and the audience — are very lucky to have Julia helping bring this new world of the ‘Walking Dead’ to life.”
“I’m so thrilled to be working with ‘The Walking Dead’ team — I absolutely love how they write for women in particular; a lovely, talented cast and great to be back with AMC,” Ormond said.
Ormond isn’t the only new name we got tonight. Natalie Gold, Al Calderon, Scott Adsit and Ted Sutherland will join “World Beyond” in recurring roles, AMC said in a press release. While we got character names for each — Calderon is Barca, Adsit is Tony, and Sutherland is Percy — only Gold’s got a description: Lyla is a mysterious figure operating in the shadows on behalf of the cause she believes in.
Watch the “Walking Dead: World Beyond” trailer via the video above.