The latest spinoff series set in The Walking Dead universe, the ever-inventively titled Tales of the Walking Dead, has announced its initial cast. Joining the anthology show are Anthony Edwards (Top Gun‘s Goose, Zero Hour, ER), genre queen Parker Posey (Superman Returns, Blade: Trinity, Lost in Space), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Deadpool 2), Poppy Liu (Better Call Saul, Dead Ringers), and Jillian Bell (Rough Night). All are cast in as-of-yet undisclosed roles.

The spinoff also assembles an exciting directorial slate, with Haifaa al-Mansour (Mary Shelley, The Perfect Candidate), Deborah Kampmeier (Clarice, Hounddog) and Tara Nicole Weyr (Fear the Walking Dead, The Purge television series) all aboard to direct one episode each. In addition, series producer and Walking Dead franchise veteran Michael Satrazemis is directing the other three episodes.

Each standalone episode of Tales of the Walking Dead will reportedly focus on both new and established characters set in the world of the original series. It’s also set to premiere sometime this summer.

This spinoff adds to an already expansive cannon, which so far includes the original 2010 series The Walking Dead; Fear the Walking Dead, which began as a prequel series; and the now-concluded World Beyond. There are also plans for an untitled Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier spinoff, an untitled villain prequel spinoff being developed by Scott Gimple, an untitled comedy spinoff, and a film trilogy starring Rick Grimes.




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