Tales of the Walking Dead: Olivia Munn, Jessie T. Usher, and four more join cast

AMC continues to load up the cast of Tales of the Walking Dead, their upcoming anthology set in the world of The Walking Dead. They started off this month by announcing that Terry Crews (The Expendables), Parker Posey (Lost in Space), Anthony Edwards (ER), Poppy Liu (Hacks), and Jillian Bell (Rough Night) are in the cast. Earlier this week, we heard that Daniella Pineda (Cowboy Bebop) is in there. Now Deadline has revealed that Olivia Munn (The Predator), Jessie T. Usher (The Boys), Danny Ramirez (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), Loan Chabanol (Fading Gigolo), Embeth Davidtz (Army of Darkness), and Gage Munroe (Nobody) are also on the cast list.

Set to begin airing on AMC this summer, the first season of Tales of the Walking Dead will consist of six episodes. Three of those episodes will be directed by series producer and Walking Dead franchise veteran Michael Satrazemis, while Haifaa al-Mansour (Good Lord Bird), Deborah Kampmeier (Star Trek: Picard), and Tara Nicole Weyr (The Wilds) will each be directing one episode.

Executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of the Walking Dead Universe, and showrunner Channing Powell, who has been a writer and producer on The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking DeadTales of the Walking Dead is an

episodic anthology of six original, standalone stories focused on both new and established characters within the walker apocalypse.

Gimple provided the following statement about the new additions to the cast:

Olivia, Danny, Loan, Embeth, Jessie and Gage are the latest massive talents that will bring new worlds of TWD to life with big, daring, different, emotional, shocking, scary, and crazy stories. We’re excited for them to come walk with us.”

Powell added:

Somehow we have lucked into the greatest cast — Olivia, Jessie, Embeth, Danny, Loan, Gage… We’ve been hoping these episodes will feel like unique, little films and with this range of actors, we are well on our way.”

I’m interested in seeing how Tales of the Walking Dead is going to turn out. This is a show I will definitely be watching.

Source: Deadline

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