Mercedes Mason (666 Park Avenue) is set as new regular on AMC’s upcoming The Walking Dead companion series, Fear The Walking Dead, which has a two-season pickup. I hear Ruben Blades is in talks to play her father.

Set in Los Angeles (and shot in Vancouver and LA), Fear The Walking Dead focuses on new characters and storylines. The pilot co-stars Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey. Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert from The Walking Dead are executive producing for AMC Studios. Dave Erickson, who co-created and co-wrote the pilot with Kirkman, is an executive producer and showrunner. Adam Davidson directed the pilot episode.

Danny Sullivan
1 year
The comic was set in Kentucky, when they chose to film the original show in Georgia at...
Jonathan willis
1 year
The Walking Dead is currently set in Virginia. They only still film in Georgia because it's cheaper.
Jonathan willis
1 year
One simple reason. It's cheaper to film in Canada

Mason, repped by Gersh and Luber Roklin, also had roles on The Finder, Californication and NCIS: LA.