Tales of the Walking Dead: Terry Crews, Parker Posey, more cast in anthology series

Last Updated on February 4, 2022


Back near the end of 2020, AMC announced that while The Walking Dead would come to an end with an extended eleventh season, they were already developing a spin-off that would center on the characters Carol and Daryl, as well as an anthology series to be called Tales of the Walking Dead. Last October, Tales of the Walking Dead was officially ordered to series. Now the show had taken a giant leap toward the airwaves, as the names of five cast members and four directors have been announced – and AMC has confirmed that the show will begin airing this summer!

Details on the characters they’ll be playing have not been revealed, but the first batch of Tales of the Walking Dead episodes are going to star Terry Crews (The Expendables), Parker Posey (Lost in Space), Anthony Edwards (ER), Poppy Liu (Hacks), and Jillian Bell (Rough Night).

The first season of Tales of the Walking Dead is set to 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 Dead, Tales 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:

Anthony, Jillian, Terry, Parker, and Poppy are the first wave of singular talents who will further expand the Walking Dead Universe into harrowing, hilarious, heartfelt, and horrifying new realms and we couldn’t be happier to welcome them to the family, along with these terrific directors. More announcements, more wonderful folks to come.”

Powell added:

We’ve worked hard to create unique, interesting and unexpected characters for both old and new TWD fans, and I’m thrilled that these are the actors who will bring them to life. I can’t wait for you to see the depth, drama, terror and, yes, humor they bring to the screen.”

I was going to watch Tales of the Walking Dead regardless, but these actors have boosted my interest in the show. I definitely want to see this cast deal with zombies.


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