The Walking Dead spin-off casts female lead

Gone Girl star joins the cast of The Walking Dead spin-off

Kim Dickens in Gone Girl
Kim Dickens in Gone Girl

The Walking Dead spin-off, code-named Cobalt, has found its female lead.

Deadline reports that Kim Dickens, who recently impressed with her role as Detective Rhonda Boney in David Fincher’s Gone Girl, will join Sunshine‘s Cliff Curtis on the LA-set spin-off.

The site describes her character as looking “like the girl next door but has a darkness to her, a troubled past that will come back to haunt her.”

The spin-off “revolves around a divorced teacher (Curtis) and a guidance counselor (Dickens), who are working together and are in a relationship. The counselor has two children from a previous marriage, played by Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey.”

Dickens was also superb on HBO’s Deadwood as brothel owner Joanie Stubbs.

The Walking Dead returns to AMC in the US and FOX in the UK in February. You can buy The Walking Dead Season 1-4 on DVD for £39.99 from Amazon.co.uk. Get more undead news with every new issue of SciFiNow.