Gang Related star Cliff Curtis has been cast as the male lead on The Walking Dead companion series.
The currently untitled project explores the beginnings of the same zombie outbreak as AMC’s mothership serial but takes place in an entirely different corner of the apocalyptic universe.
Per THR, Curtis will portray Sean Cabrera, a teacher who shares a son with his ex-wife, Andrea. The character is described as a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life.
The show is still testing for its female lead — the role of Nancy Tomkins, a guidance counselor who works at the school with Sean — with Fringe alum Anna Torv among the actresses who were seen for the part, though she is no longer considered to be in the running for it.