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The upcoming new spinoff of "The Walking Dead" has set Nico Tortorella in a lead role.

The "Younger" star will play Felix, described as an honorable man of his word who isn’t afraid to fight for others’ safety and acceptance, according to Deadline.

The untitled series, which will be third in AMC's "Walking Dead" franchise, focuses on the first generation to come of age in the apocalypse as we know it. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. The spinoff recently dropped its first teaser.

Tortorella joins already-announced cast members Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu, and Hal Cumpston.

Tortorella will continue to be a series regular on TV Land's "Younger," which has already been renewed for a seventh season.

Tortorella is also an active LGBTQIA+ advocate who identifies as non-binary and who released a poetry book last year. They are writing a memoir, titled "Space Between," which will hit shelves September 17.