The Walking Dead: World Beyond Promotes Robert Palmer Watkins To Series Regular For Season 2
The upcoming season for the spinoff is expected to finish out the limited series.
Actor Robert Palmer Watkins (General Hospital) has been bumped up to be a full cast member in Season 2 of The Walking Dead: World Beyond. For those keeping score at home, World Beyond is the second self-contained spinoff in the expansive franchise, and the third series set within the universe overall.
Watkins has previously guest starred in the spinoff back in Season 1, playing Lieutenant Frank Newton. News of his being promoted to a regular was first reported by Deadline, and fans can likely assume this announcement means the upcoming batch of episodes will more heavily focus on the lieutenant's Civic Republic Military, an advanced authoritarian society of survivors. It also likely means there's unlikely to be widespread harmony in the post-apocalypse, a time when people infamously have a hard time just getting along.
World Beyond's first season debuted back in October 2020, and all that's known about Season 2 is it will--like Season 1--feature 10 episodes. World Beyond takes place in Nebraska, 10 years after the zombie apocalypse and is expected to end with Season 2.
Similarly, flagship series The Walking Dead is expected to end with Season 11, which after COVID-19 delays is expected to premiere on August 22. One of its stars, Norman Reedus, is already busy reportedly developing a TV series inspired by the cult-classic film Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!