With The Walking Dead off on it’s winter hiatus, attention is turning more and more towards the upcoming companion series. Today, Cliff Curtis has been named as the lead role for the new show.

Curtis joins other recently announced castmembers Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam-Carey who are also said to have scored pretty significant roles in the show.

All we really now about the show’s plot is that it takes place at the same time as the events in The Walking Dead, but from a different location.

Deadline is reporting that Curtis will be playing a divorced teacher who’s being described as “a good man who tries to do right by everyone in his life.”

Source: Collider