AMC’s released a new 30-second teaser trailer for the third series in The Walking Dead universe, The Walking Dead: World Beyond. The network also confirmed new casting news and unveiled two more photos from the upcoming zombie apocalypse series.
Emmy Award-winner Julia Ormond (Mad Men) has been cast as a series regular named Elizabeth. Elizabeth is described as “the charismatic leader of a large, sophisticated and formidable force.” Ormond joins series stars Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Annet Mahendru, Nicolas Cantu, Hal Cumpston, and Nico Tortorella for the show’s first season.
“We are thrilled to have Julia join our merry band. I’m grateful for the talent, grace, intelligence, and humor she has brought to our set, our show and to this role. We — and the audience — are very lucky to have Julia helping bring this new world of the Walking Dead to life,” stated co-creator Scott M. Gimple.
“I’m so thrilled to be working with The Walking Dead team — I absolutely love how they write for women in particular; a lovely, talented cast and great to be back with AMC,” said Ormond.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond‘s first season recurring guest stars include Natalie Gold (Succession, The Land of Steady Habits) as Lyla, a mysterious figure operating in the shadows on behalf of the cause she believes in; Al Calderon (Step Up: High Water) as Barca; Scott Adsit (Veep, 30 Rock) as Tony; and Ted Sutherland (Fear Street, Rise) as Percy.
Gimple and co-creator Matt Negrete executive produce with Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, and Brian Bockrath. Negrete is the season one showrunner.
Filming is currently underway in Virginia. AMC’s targeting a spring 2020 premiere.
“The Walking Dead: World Beyond will focus on the first generation raised in the zombie apocalypse. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad.”