Kim Dickens, who had a brief stint on Sons of Anarchy, has been cast as the female lead in the Walking Dead spin off. The spin off takes place in Los Angeles and revolves around a couple (Dickens) and her lover and a child...not sure the child's relation. Rumor has it that this region is not totally over-run by walkers and people are struggling in slightly better conditions.
I hope they don't go too far with that last theme. Part of the appeal to the Walking Dead is that it has really great post-apacolyptic landscape thing going on In Season 3, when Carol is talking to Carl about how quiet it is and what she wouldn't give to hear a phone ring, I started to weep bitter tears of joy, thinking of a post-phone ringing world. How wonderful it would be...how wonderful.
Kim Dickens will be cool regardless.