Julia Ormond Joins The Walking Dead Spinoff

Julia Ormond. Photo by Michael Buckner/Deadline/Shutterstock (7977309ai)

A new Walking Dead spin-off is coming our way next spring and its first teaser trailer revealed an exciting member of the cast – Emmy-winning actress Julia Ormond.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond will focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the post-apocalyptic world this franchise introduced us to. It will be set ten years after the beginning of the apocalypse and center on two young female protagonists. Ormond is taking the role of a charismatic leader of a large, sophisticated, and formidable force.

The actress is excited to join this franchise. “I’m so thrilled to be working with The Walking Dead team – I absolutely love how they write for women in particular; a lovely, talented cast and great to be back with AMC,” Ormond, who previously played a supporting role on Mad Men, said.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond is expected to premiere in spring 2020, and the cast will include Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu, Aliyah Royale, Annet Mahendru, and Nico Tortorella.