Nico Tortorella Joins New WALKING DEAD Spinoff

ASPEN, CO - JANUARY 23: Nico Tortorella attends the Logo New Now Next Honors From Aspen Gay Ski Week on January 23, 2016 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images for Logo)

Nico Tortorella (Younger) is set to join the upcoming currently unnamed Walking Dead spinoff.

The new spinoff will focus on the first generation of kids to come of age during the zombie apocalypse. Tortorella will star as Felix, described as an honourable man of his word who isn’t afraid to fight for others’ safety and acceptance.

Tortorella – who identifies as non-binary – is known for starring in drama Younger and will stay on that show while doing the Walking Dead show.

The series is co-created by Scott Gimple, chief content officer of the “Walking Dead” universe, and Matt Negrete, a writer and producer on “The Walking Dead” for the past five seasons. Negrete will also serve as showrunner. AMC Studios will produce. The series will begin production on its 10 episode first season in Virginia this summer with a planned premiere on AMC in 2020.