An actress known for “Gone Girl” and “Sons of Anarchy” has snared the female lead in the upcoming prequel to “The Walking Dead.”
The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the role is going to Kim Dickens, who will star opposite Cliff Curtis.
The prequel, known as “Cobalt,” comes from “Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman and showrunner Dave Erickson.
The show “takes place in Los Angeles at the dawn of the zombie apocalypse. Kirkman’s graphic novels, upon which ‘The Walking Dead’ series is based, have never explored the origins of the zombie apocalypse,” THR notes.
Dickens’ character is Nancy Tomkins, a guidance counselor who is going out with Curtis’ character, teacher Sean Cabrera.
“Nancy has two kids but it’s unclear what happened to her husband,” the story notes. “She has a troubled past that will come up later in the series.”