Walking Dead Companion Series Casts Cliff Curtis as Male Lead

Walking Dead Cliff Curtis

Gang Related alum Cliff Curtis will head up a new “crew” as the male lead in The Walking Dead‘s upcoming companion series.

Per our sister site Deadline, the Kiwi actor — whose TV credits also include Missing and Trauma — will star as a divorced teacher who endeavors to do right by everyone in his life.

The female lead, playing a guidance counselor (and mother to Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey), has not yet been cast.

The as-yet-untitled AMC project is set during the same “zombie” apocalypse that Rick, Daryl et al are dealing with, but in a different geographical location.