Saturday, October 18, 2014

'The Walking Dead' spin-off dream cast!

Ever since TV Line dropped the scoop on the six main characters in the still-untitled spinoff for "The Walking Dead," we have been anxiously waiting to hear some official casting news. Unfortunately, AMC might not be releasing that information anytime soon, so HNGN scoured the web and came up with our own list of actors we would like to see cast in show.
Check out our suggestions.
Sean Cabrera: a Latino male in his early 40s who is "a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life." Sean sounds a lot like Rick Grimes from the original "Walking Dead."
Our Picks: Benjamin Bratt and Javier Barden. Bratt ("Despicable Me 2" and "Miss Congeniality") is 50 but looks younger. He also has that "I'm-a-good-guy-but-will-do-whatever-it-takes-to-defend-my-family" look. We think Barden ("No Country for Old Men") could also pull off the father role who's tough as nails.
Cody Cabrera: Sean's teenage son who is known as the "angriest kid in town." Cody is really smart but rebellious.
Our picks: Tyler Posey and Jake T. Austin. Posey, best known for his role in "Teen Wolf," would be perfect as the smart and rebellious Cody. He would also bring a strong young adult presence to the show. Austin has grown up a lot since playing Max on the Disney show "Wizards of Waverly Place" and we love him on "The Fosters."
Nancy Tompkins: a 30-something single mom of two. She is described as the girl-next-door type but with an edge.
Our picks: Kate Mara and Lucy Lawless. When we read the description for Nancy we immediately thought of Kate Mara. She's beautiful, she's an excellent actress and we would love to see her in a zombie show. Lawless might be a bit older than what producers are looking for but we threw her name in there because we could definitely see her kicking some zombie butt.
Nick Tompkins: Nancy's "screwed up teenage son" who is too old to still be living with his mother but is too scared to leave
Our picks: Thomas Dekker and Max Thieriot. Dekker ("The Secret Circle") would be perfect for the role of Nick. We have a feeling that while Nick might be a pain-in-the-butt, he'll still be one of those characters you can't help but get attached to. If Dekker doesn't land the role, we'd love to see Max Thieriot ("Bates Motel") as Nick.
Ashley Tompkins: Nancy's teenage daughter who is the complete opposite of her older brother. Described as "mostly level-headed" and has "ambitions in direct proportion to her older brother's failures. She loves her mom but it's time to get out of dodge."
Our picks: Dakota Fanning and Chloe Grace Moretz. We see Ashley being a really sweet character but very mature for her age. Immediately Dakota Fanning ("I Am Sam") and Chloe Grace Moretz ("Carrie" and "Kick-Ass 2") came to mind.
Andrea Chapman: a 40-something "somewhat wilted flower child" who escaped to the outskirts of the city to recover from a bad marriage
Our picks: Andrea reminds us of Carol Peletier from the original "Walking Dead." Someone who needs time to come out of her shell, but once she does she's a tough character. We'd love to see Naomie Harris in this role. She actually played a survivor of the zombie apocalypses in "28 Days Later."

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