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Kim Dickens has booked her follow-up role to AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead.
More than two months after her shocking exit from the AMC zombie drama, Dickens has been tapped to star in Showtime drama pilot Queen Fur. The Showtime-Sony Pictures TV co-production is set in a small town in Central Florida — a place where beauty pageants, gun culture, Cuban revolutionaries and Southern hospitality co-exist and collide. And at the center of it all is Macy Dunleavy (Lily Mae Harrington, Some Freaks, The Glee Project) — a curvy, sexy, unapologetic high school dropout who is finding her womanhood and is ready to seize a big opportunity. Dickens will portray Macy’s mother, a former local beauty queen.
Michael Mosley (Seven Seconds), Jon Foster (Like Father), Joshua Mikel (The Walking Dead), Keith Machekanyanga (Timeless) and Spencer Howell (Ithaca) round out the cast.
Queen Fur is written and exec produced by Eileen Myers (Masters of Sex). Sian Heder (Orange Is the New Black) will direct the pilot, which counts Deb Spera (Army Wives) as an exec producer.
Queen Fur marks Dickens’ first role since her shocking departure from AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead. Dickens was the female lead — and No. 1 on the call sheet — for The Walking Dead spinoff when the new showrunners decided to take the series in a different direction and (spoiler alert) kill off her character, Madison. A fan outrage and critical backlash followed.
Dickens’ credits include Deadwood, House of Cards, Sons of Anarchy, Gone Girl, Treme, Friday Night Lights, Lost and more.
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