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Zombie fans are in for a treat, as 'The Walking Dead' is getting a spinoff that's codenamed 'Cobalt'. It will be filmed in Los Angeles, and is set to shuffle its way onto our sets next year.

Made by AMC – the people behind 'The Walking Dead' – it will focus on two families: the Cabreras and the Tompkins. Divorced fortysomething teacher Sean Cabrera has an angry and rebellious son named Tony, who doesn't see that he's trying to do the best for his family. Unassuming single mum Nancy Tompkins will have to find the strength to fight for her survival, though she'll have her hands full with her damaged son Nick and strong-willed daughter Ashley.

As in its sister show, survival is the name of the game, as the US has become infected and zombies are roaming the land.

The action takes place just after the zombie outbreak, and is set in a different part of the country to 'The Walking Dead'.

It will star Alycia Debnam Carey ('Into the Storm'), Frank Dillane ('Harry Potter') and Cliff Curtis ('Missing').

"There are many corners of 'The Waling Dead' universe that remain in the shadows," said 'The Walking Dead' comic book writer Robert Kirkman. "Being given the opportunity to shine a light into those corners and see what lurks out there is an absolute thrill.

"I know the fans are anxious to hear what Dave [Alpert, his fellow producer] and I have been cooking up for this new universe of 'The Walking Dead', and I'm happy to be one step closer to sharing it with them."

Source: Radio Times

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