Fear the Walking Dead star replaces You in a new TV series
Fear the living deadAlycia Debnam-Carey is set to direct Hulu’s psychological miniseries Holy X.
Victoria Pedretti, of You and The Haunting of Hill House fame, was originally attached to the lead role, but according to Variety she left over creative differences and the role has now been recast for Debnam-Carey.
This casting update follows reports that filming for the eight-episode drama was recently halted in the Dominican Republic, after much of the crew went off salary. Deadline reports that Pedretti’s departure took place before the walkout.
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Debnam-Carey will play Emily, described as a “sharp and ambitious” person whose seemingly perfect life begins to fall apart.
Based on Alexis Schaitkin’s 2020 novel of the same name, Holy X will unfold across multiple timelines and perspectives, focusing on how the mysterious death of a young woman while vacationing in the Caribbean ultimately drives her surviving brother on a dangerous pursuit of the truth.
Josh Bonzie (The blacklist), Jayden Elijah (School is out forever) and West Duchovny (daughter of X files David icon) fulfill supporting roles, while The Handmaid’s TaleLeila Gerstein wrote the adaptation.
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Returning to the Fear the living dead universe, Victor Strand star Colman Domingo once said digital spy when AMC’s zombie apocalypse expansion is set to end.
“[The Walking Dead is] is coming to an end, and I wonder: how much history do we have with Fear the living dead and our characters? It could still be – I don’t know – many years, or it could be just a few. I have no idea,” he mused.
“I think the moment we feel like we’re just walking on water and getting ad dollars, it’s time to go. That’s not what everyone really wants. You you have to reinvent and rethink. You have to take the characters on a really complex journey.”
Fear the living dead season 7B airs Sundays on AMC in the United States. In the UK, episodes air alongside the US broadcast on Mondays at 2am on AMC, exclusively for Bluetooth TV customers, with a rebroadcast on Mondays at 9 p.m.
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