Coming off a stint on blockbuster AMC drama The Walking Dead, Andrew J. West has landed the lead in another genre project with “dead” in the title: the CW pilot Dead People, from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV. Written/executive produced by Californication creator Tom Kapinos, Dead People centers on Floyd (West), down-on-his-luck, semi-alcoholic but roguishly charming cab driver. After a near-death experience when he is pronounced dead following an accident but is revived two minutes later, Floyd suddenly has the ability to interact with ghosts, including his late ex-wife who he has never gotten over.

West, repped by the Group Management and CAA, will next play the title role in the film Walter.