A lot has happened in the world of The Walking Dead since we first heard that Rick Grimes would be gracing the big screen, including news of a coming-of-age-style Walking Dead spin-off. The series, which has yet to receive a proper title, hit San Diego Comic-Con with news that central casting is complete. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Annet Mahendru has been added to the cast, joining the likes of Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu, and Hal Cumpston, who were announced earlier in July. Mahendru will play a character called Huck, sharing headlining duties with Mansour’s Hope. Backing the duo up will be Cantu as Elton and Cumpston as Silas.
SDCC has also dropped the first teaser for Rick’s cinematic debut, though the video skimps on any sort of footage or hint at what the series’ favorite lawman might get up to following his medium jump.
What’s far more likely to light a fire under the seat of devoted fans of all things zombie is the trailer for the series’ forthcoming tenth season. As should surprise absolutely no one, the four-minute trailer (which likewise debuted during the Comic-Con panel) paints a pretty grim picture for all the show’s returning fan favorites. Neegan is present and accounted for with his usual brand of salty lingo, while the likes of Michonne, Daryl, and Carol seem like they’re coming ever closer to their breaking points. (Frankly, I’m about to lose it myself and I don’t even have zombies to contend with. Just roommates.)
While things do look fairly bleak, we also get some charming moments between old friends Daryl and Carol, who close out the trailer sharing a woodside chat about—and I’m not even kidding here—best friendship. It’s rather adorable… until things go black and Lucille rears her ugly mug once again. Rest up; we’ve got until October 6 to worry about how that plays out.