Walking Dead Spin-Off Casts Its First Two Stars, Alycia Debnam Carey and Frank Dillane

Alycia Debnam Carey and Frank Dillane cast for Walking Dead spinoff
AMC's upcoming Walking Dead spinoff has cast its first two stars, Into the Storm actress Alycia Debnam Carey and Harry Potter actor Frank Dillane Andrew Toth/FilmMagic

Zombies are no match for Lord Voldemort — or are they? The much buzzed-about The Walking Dead spin-off has cast its first two stars, one of whom is best known for playing a young version of Harry Potter’s soulless archenemy, He Who Must Not Be Named.

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As first reported by Deadline, British actor Frank Dillane and Australian actress Alycia Debnam Carey have signed on to AMC’s as-yet-untitled spin-off, which takes place in the same zombie apocalypse as the original undead drama. 

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Dillane, 23, appeared in 2009’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as a teenage Tom Marvolo Riddle, who — as any non-muggle can tell you — grew up to become one of the most feared leaders in J.K. Rowling‘s wizarding world.

FRANK DILLANE as the teenage Tom Riddle
AMC’s upcoming Walking Dead spinoff has cast its first two stars, Into the Storm actress Alycia Debnam Carey and Harry Potter actor Frank Dillane Courtesy of Warner Bros

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Debnam Carey, meanwhile, starred in the 2014 disaster film Into the Storm, and also appeared in AMC’s Galyntine pilot, which the network declined to pick up in October.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the two “will play the kids of one of the show’s main characters…Dillane is her ‘former druggie’ son and Debnam Carey is her ‘ambitious’ daughter.”

 

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