KONG: SKULL ISLAND Director Will Helm The New WALKING DEAD Series and Additional Details


AMC’s new Walking Dead series is starting to take shape and we are starting to learn a little more about it. The series is said to focus on “the first generation to come of age in the apocalypse as we know it. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever.”

It was also announced that Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts will helm the third series in the franchise, which was co-created by Scott Gimple and The Walking Dead veteran writer and producer Matt Negrete. Negrete will serve as the series’ showrunner.

I like the work that Vogt-Roberts has done. His little indie film The Kings of Summer was fantastic and he also directed episodes of You’re the Worst. The filmmaker has also been developing a feature film version of Metal Gear Solid for years that hopefully gets made one day.

Deadline is also reporting that one of the characters of the series will be named Felix. He will be played by Nico Tortorella (Younger) and the character is described “as an honorable man of his word who isn’t afraid to fight for others’ safety and acceptance.” Tortorella will join the previously cast, Annet Mahendru (The Americans) as Huck, Aliyah Royale (The Red Line) as Iris, Alexa Mansour (Unfriended: Dark Web) as Hope, Nicolas Cantu (Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures) as Elton, and Hal Cumpston (Bilched) as Silas.

AMC plans to premiere the series in spring 2020.


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