The Walking Dead, Rick, Daryl DixonWhile it's not set to debut on AMC until sometime next year, some details about the upcoming "Walking Dead" spin-off series -- including its main cast of characters -- have emerged.

TVLine has the scoop about the six people at the center of the new show, described by the site as follows:

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.

The spin-off won't be directly related to the current "Walking Dead" series, following the brand-new above crew in a different part of the country. TVLine notes that it's rumored that this show will instead act as a sort of prequel to the hit drama, depicting the early days of the zombie outbreak and attempts to get it under control. And unlike "TWD," it won't be based on Robert Kirkman's comics (though Kirkman is penning this series, along with showrunner Dave Erickson).

TVLine writes that AMC declined comment on its report, other than confirming it has ordered a spin-off pilot. Stay tuned for more details.

[via: TVLine]

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