The Walking Dead spin-off gets an Oscar-winning director

Find out which Academy Award winner will be helming the pilot

The team are ready to make zombies' heads SPIN OFF
The team are ready to make zombies’ heads SPIN OFF

There’s a lot of mystery surrounding The Walking Dead spin-off series, but at least now we know the pilot will be in good hands.

Academy Award-winning director Adam Davidson will be helming the first episode of the new series. Davidson’s other TV directing credits include Hell On Wheels, Community, Lost and Fringe.

Character details for the spin-off were also released earlier this month. Check them out below:

SEAN CABRERA A Latino male in his early 40s, Sean is a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life.

CODY CABRERA Sean’s whip-smart and rebellious teenage son. Known as the angriest kid in town.

NANCY TOMPKINS A thirtysomething single mom to two kids, Nancy looks like the girl next door, but there’s an edge to her.

NICK TOMPKINS Nancy’s screwed up teenage son. He’s too old to stay home, too scared to flee.

ASHLEY TOMPKINS Nancy’s mostly level-headed teenage daughter. Her ambition is in direct proportion to her older brother’s failures. She loves her mom but it’s time to get out of Dodge.

ANDREA CHAPMAN A somewhat wilted flower child, fortysomething Andrea — yep, another Andrea! — has retreated to the outskirts of the city to recover after a horrible marriage.

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