Prison or the zombie apocalypse: which would you choose? Â One person who doesn’t have to make that decision is Orange Is the New BlackÂ actressÂ Elizabeth Rodriguez, who playsÂ Daya’s mother Aleida Diaz on the Netflix dramedy, as she has been cast in AMC’s upcomingÂ Walking DeadÂ companion series, Fear The Walking Dead.
As Â EW.com first reported, Rodriguez has been cast in a mysterious role in Fear The Walking Dead, and the show’s producers are keeping any and all details about her character under wraps at this time. One thing we can assume, though, is that Rodriguez’s character most likely joins the show after its first episode, since the pilot for Fear The Walking Dead has already been shot, so don’t expect to see her in the series premiere.
In addition to her work onÂ Orange Is the New Black, Rodriguez’s past TV credits includeÂ GrimmÂ (she had a recurring role as Agent Chavez last season),Â Power, andÂ Prime Suspect.
Fear The Walking Dead, which has already been given a two-season committmentÂ from AMC, willÂ be a prequel to the originalÂ Walking DeadÂ series, taking place during the early days of the outbreak in Los Angeles. The show stars Cliff Curtis (Gang Related), Kim Dickens (Deadwood), Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and Alycia Debnam-Carey (The 100).Â ItsÂ first season will consist of six episodes, the same amount as Season 1 of the originalÂ Walking DeadÂ series.
Fear The Walking Dead is slated to premiere late this summer on AMC.
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