The new Walking Dead series has a name: The Walking Dead: World Beyond – and will focus on the first generation to be raised in the zombie apocalypse.
The series stars Julia Ormond as Elizabeth, leader of ‘a large, sophisticated and formidable force.’
The Walking Dead: World Beyond will premiere in spring, 2020.
EMMY® AWARD-WINNER JULIA ORMOND JOINS THE CAST OF AMC’S THE WALKING DEAD: WORLD BEYOND
NETWORK RELEASES NEW TRAILER AND FIRST-LOOK IMAGES FROM THIRD SERIES IN THE WALKING DEAD UNIVERSE
THE WALKING DEAD: WORLD BEYOND TO DEBUT SPRING 2020
NEW YORK, NY – November 24, 2019 – AMC announced that Emmy®-winner Julia Ormond (Gold Digger, Temple Grandin, Mad Men) has joined the cast of The Walking Dead: World Beyond, the third series in The Walking Dead Universe, currently filming in and around Richmond, VA and set to premiere in spring 2020. A series regular, Ormond will play Elizabeth, the charismatic leader of a large, sophisticated and formidable force. Co-created by Scott M. Gimple and Showrunner Matt Negrete, The Walking Dead: World Beyond also stars Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Annet Mahendru, Nicolas Cantu, Hal Cumpston and Nico Tortorella.
The network also debuted a new trailer for The Walking Dead: World Beyond tonight in The Walking Dead’s mid-season finale and revealed first-look images of Ormond as Elizabeth:
“We are thrilled to have Julia join our merry band. I’m grateful for the talent, grace, intelligence, and humor she has brought to our set, our show and to this role. We — and the audience — are very lucky to have Julia helping bring this new world of the Walking Dead to life,” said Gimple.
“I’m so thrilled to be working with The Walking Dead team — I absolutely love how they write for women in particular; a lovely, talented cast and great to be back with AMC,” said Ormond.
Also joining the show’s series regulars in recurring guest roles this season are Natalie Gold (Succession, The Land of Steady Habits) as Lyla, a mysterious figure operating in the shadows on behalf of the cause she believes in; Al Calderon (Step Up: High Water) as Barca; Scott Adsit (Veep, 30 Rock) as Tony; and Ted Sutherland (Fear Street, Rise) as Percy.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond will focus on the first generation raised in the zombie apocalypse. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad. Produced and distributed by AMC Studios, the series is executive produced by Co-Creators Gimple and Showrunner Negrete, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and Brian Bockrath.
The series will be available on Amazon Prime Video across Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and Europe; AMC Networks International will air the series on AMC in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.