The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ More AMC Casting news - TWD Spinoff 'Cobalt'

Honey Buzz ~ More AMC Casting news - TWD Spinoff 'Cobalt'

THR is reporting that AMC has cast its male lead in The Walking Dead's companion series - while I'm loathe to tar him with the Rick Grimes brush, it's bound to happen, so picking a strong actor for this role is extremely key.

Gang Related alum Cliff Curtis has been locked in for the starring role in the new pilot. Curtis will portray Sean Cabrera, a teacher who shares a son with his ex-wife, Andrea. 

My issue here is a pretty fucking simple one. Curtis is a Kiwi...and while my love of Kiwi talent is WELL documented. What the fuck happened to casting a Hispanic actor, AMC?  

Cliff Curtis
Curtis joins a cast that also includes Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nancy's son Nick, who has battled a drug problem; and Alycia Debnam Carey(Into the Woods) as Nancy's ambitious daughter Ashley.  
Kirkman, who created The Walking Dead comic series, is co-writing the pilot with Erickson. They'll exec produce alongside Walking Dead's Gale Anne Hurd and Dave Alpert. Erickson will serve as showrunner, while Adam Davidson will direct.

Curtis most recently starred on Fox's short-lived drama Gang Related. His credits TV include Missing, Body of Proof and Trauma. Feature roles include Training Day, Live Free or Die Hard and Avatar: The Last Airbender