The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ MORE Casting for TWD's Companion, "Cobalt"

Honey Buzz ~ MORE Casting for TWD's Companion, "Cobalt"

Considering how invested 90% of the Honeys are in The Walking Dead, we've been keeping up with all of the news regarding the AMC companion series, dubbed Cobalt for now, through its early days of casting and location scouting. 

Why? Because it's mid-season break, shut up.


Kim Dickens
The role of Nancy Tompkins has finally been cast, and as THR reported this morning, Gone Girl and Sons of Anarchy alum Kim Dickens will play the love interest for male lead Cliff Curtis - you can read my mini-freak out about his casting here - With each new character added, we learn a little bit more about them. Nancy Tomkins is a guidance counselor who works with and is dating Sean, who is a teacher. Nancy has two kids but it's unclear what happened to her husband. She has a troubled past that apparently will come up later in the series. Goodie.

Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) co-stars as Nancy's son Nick, who has battled a drug problem, and Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Woods) is set as Nancy's ambitious daughter Ashley, who is the polar opposite of Nick and has dreams of leaving L.A. for Berkeley when the apocalypse strikes.

A prequel to the action of The Walking DeadCobalt, will takes place in Los Angeles at the dawn of the zombie apocalypse. Now, whether or not they'll actually explore the causes of the apocalypse, or how far back in time the show will be set (remember, TWD started in 2010 and is now technically a period piece...I love that tidbit.) and how much time will be missing between Cobalt and the Atlanta crew's adventures.

Want to know what *I* care about?? Who the SPFX makeup team will be. No one's said anything about that... and it's a zombie show, so they'd better look GOOD because they won't escape comparison with KNB's zombies from TWD.