The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ TWD's spinoff is being cast!

Honey Buzz ~ TWD's spinoff is being cast!

Deadline is reporting that the Walking Dead spinoff show, now loosely known as Cobalt, is acquiring its cast. Well, some of it anyway. 

SEAN CABRERA | A Latino male in his early 40s, Sean is a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life. (My pick? Benjamin Bratt or Gael Garcia Bernal)
CODY CABRERA | Sean’s whip-smart and rebellious teenage son. Known as the angriest kid in town.

NANCY TOMPKINS | A thirtysomething single mom to two kids, Nancy looks like the girl next door, but there’s an edge to her. (I was actually hoping this would be cast as a black family, so much for that.)
NICK TOMPKINS | Nancy’s screwed up teenage son. He’s too old to stay home, too scared to flee.
ASHLEY TOMPKINS | Nancy’s mostly level-headed teenage daughter. Her ambition is in direct proportion to her older brother’s failures. She loves her mom but it’s time to get out of Dodge.

ANDREA CHAPMAN | A somewhat wilted flower child, fortysomething Andrea has retreated to the outskirts of the city to recover after a horrible marriage. (my fingers are crossed that they'll cast AHS alum Lily Rabe for this role)

Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey have been cast in the pilot for The Walking Dead companion series at AMC, they'll be taking the roles of the Tompkins children. Adam Davidson (Hell on Wheels) will direct.

Cobalt takes place during the same zombie apocalypse depicted on The Walking Dead but in a different location as yet unknown (I personally think it will end up being in LA/California or Texas). It revolves around a male divorced teacher and a female guidance counselor. Dillane (he was young Voldemort in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince) plays the woman’s son, Nick, who has battled a drug problem. Aussie Debnam Carey, plays the woman’s ambitious daughter, Ashley.

The casting of the adult roles will be the tell-tale sign as to how the series will be focused. My fingers are crossed that they'll steer away from a YA focus, but the YA crowd has a rabid fanbase that AMC would/should be clamoring for.