The cast of AMC's spinoff of "The Walking Dead" is slowly taking shape. Now it has a female lead in
Dickens, who most recently appeared with
Robert Kirkman co-created the new series along with co-writer Dave Erickson, who will also serve as showrunner.
AMC would not comment on details of Dickens' character.
"The Walking Dead" continues to be a ratings monster on AMC, with its most recent season premiere drawing 17.29 million people, the biggest audience yet for the series.
The fifth season will resume on Feb. 8.