Actors Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Parker Posey (Lost in Space), Jillian Bell (Rough Night), Anthony Edwards (ER, Inventing Anna), and Poppy Liu (Hacks) have been cast in AMC’s Tales of the Walking Dead. The six-episode anthology series, which is set to premiere this summer, was ordered to go to series in October after being in development for nearly a year.
“Anthony, Jillian, Terry, Parker, and Poppy are the first wave of singular talents who will further expand the Walking Dead Universe into harrowing, hilarious, heartfelt, and horrifying new realms.” said former Walking Dead showrunner turned franchise content chief Scott M. Gimple. “We couldn’t be happier to welcome them to the family, along with these terrific directors. More announcements, more wonderful folks to come.”
In addition to the casting news announced in a release circulated by AMC, announcements have been made regarding the spin-off’s directors. Haifaa al-Mansour (Good Lord Bird), Deborah Kampmeier (Star Trek: Picard), and Tara Nicole Weyr (The Wilds) will each direct one episode, with series producer Michael Satrazemis (The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead) set to direct three.
Tales of the Walking Dead will tell six standalone stories “focused on both new and established characters within the walker apocalypse.” Details on who these newly-announced actors will play, or what familiar faces might pop up in this upcoming series have not been announced.
Over in the flagship series The Walking Dead, the second of four parts on Season 11–the last for the show–is slated to release on AMC+ on February 20. The franchise is still picking up speed in 2022 with a set of feature films for Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) also on the way.