SDCC 2019: 'The Walking Dead' season 10 adds Thora Birch and Kevin Carroll, AMC announce 2nd spin-off

The announcement was made during a panel at SDCC 2019 by executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. The new season's trailer and release date were also revealed.

                            SDCC 2019: 'The Walking Dead' season 10 adds Thora Birch and Kevin Carroll, AMC announce 2nd spin-off

Speaking during the San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel for ‘The Walking Dead’, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd revealed Thora Birch (‘Ghost World’) and Kevin Carroll (‘The Leftovers’) will be joining the cast of AMC’s hit zombie series.

Birch will be playing a character named Gamma, a member of the Whisperers who is highly protective of Alpha. Carroll’s character will be named Virgil. Hurd said that when Virgil encounters the group, he is “desperately trying to get home to his family.”

“We look forward to sharing their stories and these fine actors with you,” she added. The announcement was made during a panel which also set October 6 as the premiere date for season 10 and released a trailer. Hurd was joined on the Hall H stage by showrunner Angela Kang and fellow executive producers Robert Kirkman, Dave Alpert and Greg Nicotero.

(L-R) Norman Reedus, Avi Nash, Melissa McBride, Greg Nicotero, Eleanor Matsuura, Nadia Hilker, Cooper Andrews, and Danai Gurira meet fans at AMC's Deadquarters at Comic Con 2019 on July 19, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Getty Images)

Stars of the show Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, Ryan Hurst, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Avi Nash, Nadia Hilker, Eleanor Matsuura, and Cailey Fleming also took the stage to talk about the series. The panel revealed AMC will be giving out season 10 reveals in the 10 weeks leading up to the October 6 premiere.

Variety reports that a second spin-off series of 'The Walking Dead', which already has one spin-off titled 'Fear The Walking Dead', would be casting Annet Mahendru ('The Americans') and Aliyah Royale ('The Red Line') in major roles. Other cast members for the spin-off include Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu and Hal Cumpston.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, published by Image Comics, 'The Walking Dead' is one of the top drama series on television. The show chronicles the events following a zombie apocalypse, following the humans who are trying to survive in an increasingly hostile world.

It was recently announced during SDCC 2019 that the comic book series on which the show is based would be coming to an end.

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