The Walking Dead spin-off aka Cobalt has some leaked information & descriptions of characters to be further detailed as filming of the pilot episode gets closer.
According to leaked descriptions, Sean (the lead character) will have a smart and rebellious teenage son named Cody to look after. The pair supposedly hook up with a mother and her teenage daughter and son (they already cast Alycia Debnam and Frank Dillane), as well as a more bohemian type woman coming off a bad marriage.
Cliff Curtis cast as lead in the Walking Dead: Cobalt Spin-off
For fans of The Walking Dead, the casting of Curtis as the lead may be a good sign for the series. The actor may not be known by name that well, but a listing of his appearances in films like Training Day, The Last Airbender, Fracture, Blow and Live Free or Die Hard (and more recently the TV show Gang Related) will usually elicit a positive, "Oh yeah, him..." response from most viewers.
Using the description of what was listed above, Sean's son will be played by Frank Dillane who played a young Voldemort in Harry Potter: The Half Blood Prince. There are also reports that Frank could play Nick Tompkins the son of the Guidance Counselor Nancy Tompkins.
Also using the description listed above the daughter looks to be Alycia Debnam from Into The Storm.
As of right now Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam are the principle cast. As the pilot gets closer more details for these characters as well as other actor/actresses will be announced. Also, according to a TVLine report this Walking Dead Cobalt spinoff will take place in Los Angeles. Plot rumors show that Cobalt may be set earlier on in the Zombie Apocalypse... with it potentially chronicling it from the very start, when the government infrastructure was still intact and efforts were being made to contain it.
As Cobalt draws closer to shooting the pilot episode I've been drawn more interested in the spin-off series. Biggest reason is I'm hopeful about catching small clues that intertwine Cobalt with current Walking Dead series! I'm nerdy like that.
Check out Daemon Hatfield in this IGN News video posted to YouTube. The Walking Dead: AMC Announces New Spinoff Series
Posted by: Joe @thee.social.nerd