You didn't forget about "Fear the Walking Dead," did you? AMC's filming "The Walking Dead" Season 6, which will premiere in October, but the spinoff series is also under way, with a summer premiere scheduled.
Two new names were recently confirmed for FTWD, with a strong hint to a third. Entertainment Weekly revealed that "Orange Is the New Black" actress Elizabeth Rodriguez is joining the new TWD show as a series regular. Deadline just updated that "666 Park Avenue" alum Mercedes Mason (also credited as "Masohn") would also be joining the show as a regular. They also noted, "I hear Ruben Blades is in talks to play her father." "In talks" isn't a done deal, but his name is now out there and it would be a surprise to see the "Safe House" star cut at this point.
So here's the current lineup:
A few other characters were revealed back in September but don't have official actors attached at this point.
"Fear the Walking Dead" is set in Los Angeles at the dawn of the zombie apocalypse, not that anyone is likely to call them "zombies" in this show either. It's meant to be very different from the main show and not really a traditional "spinoff" in that no one from the main show will be featured. As executive producer David Alpert told The Daily Beast back in March:
FTWD production started in L.A. then filming reportedly moved to Vancouver. Six episodes will premiere in summer 2015 (no official date yet) and AMC already gave the thumbs up to Season 2 for 2016.