Emmy-winning actress Julia Ormond is set to join AMC’s Walking Dead universe in the forthcoming The Walking Dead: World Beyond, which will debut in the Spring of 2020. The news of the casting of Ormond was revealed in a trailer
The third installment of the ever-growing Walking Dead universe will feature Ormond as a character named Elizabeth, who is described as “the charismatic leader of a large, sophisticated and formidable force.” She will join a cast that includes Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Annet Mahendru, Nicolas Cantu, Hal Cumpston and Nico Tortorella. The Walking Dead: World Beyond is co-created by Scott M. Gimple and Showrunner Matt Negrete. Produced and distributed by AMC Studios, the series is executive produced by Gimple and Negrete, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and Brian Bockrath.
“We are thrilled to have Julia join our merry band. I’m grateful for the talent, grace, intelligence, and humor she has brought to our set, our show and to this role. We — and the audience — are very lucky to have Julia helping bring this new world of the Walking Dead to life,” said Gimple.
“I’m so thrilled to be working with The Walking Dead team — I absolutely love how they write for women in particular; a lovely, talented cast and great to be back with AMC,” said Ormond.
Also joining in recurring guest roles are Natalie Gold (Succession, The Land of Steady Habits) as Lyla, a mysterious figure operating in the shadows on behalf of the cause she believes in; Al Calderon (Step Up: High Water) as Barca; Scott Adsit (Veep, 30 Rock) as Tony; and Ted Sutherland (Fear Street, Rise) as Percy.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond is set to focus on the first generation raised in the zombie apocalypse. The official logline says: “Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad.”
Watch the teaser above.
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