Has 'The Walking Dead' Spinoff Just Found Its Very Own Carol?

She's a true Dickens!

After casting completely awesome that-guy Cliff Curtis as the male lead, AMC's "The Walking Dead" companion series has landed an equally awesome that-gal as the female lead: Kim Dickens.

Even if you don't know her by name, chances are good that you know Dickens on sight. She's starred in all of your favorite shows, after all, including (but not limited to):

  1. "Deadwood"

    As gun-wielding, take-no-nonsense prostitute Joannie Stubbs.

  2. "Lost"

    As Sawyer's con-woman partner and baby mama, Cassidy Phillips.

  3. "Friday Night Lights"

    As QB1 Matt Saracen's mother, Shelby.

  4. "Treme"

    As struggling restaurant chef Janette Desautel.

  5. "Sons of Anarchy"

    As gun-wielding, take-no-nonsense prostitute Colette Jane.

Dickens stars in the "Walking Dead" spinoff, code-named "Cobalt," rumored to take place in Los Angeles. She's a guidance counselor in a relationship with Curtis' character, a divorced teacher, and is also the mother of two children, played by Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam. She's described as having a dark side, and that's no surprise, given the characters Dickens tends to play.

Our prediction? She's going to be an awful lot like a certain best-character-ever on the flagship "Walking Dead" series:


Carol, someone who started out unsure of herself and overwhelmed, before gradually becoming the biggest badass in all the land. Except Dickens might be a little bit further down the badass road when we meet her, considering her track record.

Right now, little else is officially known about the character, or the spinoff series at large. Here's what is confirmed: Dickens is about to battle some zombies, and it's going to be the best.