Julia Ormond Lands Key Role in “The Walking Dead” Spinoff

Julia Ormond in 2017. Photo by Michael Buckner/Deadline/Shutterstock (7977309ai)

The Walking Dead universe is constantly expanding, and AMC is giving us another spinoff next year. The Walking Dead: World Beyond is coming our way in the spring and it will star the Emmy-winning actress Julia Ormond.

The Temple Grandin star will take on the role of a charismatic leader of a “large, sophisticated, and formidable force,” and showrunner Scott M. Gimple couldn’t wait to welcome her to this zombie franchise.

“We are thrilled to have Julia join our merry band. I’m grateful for the talent, grace, intelligence, and humor she has brought to our set, our show and to this role. We – and the audience – are very lucky to have Julia helping bring this new world of the Walking Dead to life,” said Gimple in a press release.

Several supporting stars joined the show at the same time as Ormond, including Natalie Gold (Succession), Scott Adsit (Veep), and Al Calderon (Step Up: High Water). According to its official logline, The Walking Dead: World Beyond will focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse.