Currently in production, AwesomenessTV’s 10-episode digital horror series “Freakish” will premiere exclusively on Hulu sometime later this year, and the cast thus far includes two alums from “The Walking Dead.” Speaking of which, we’ve got the latest casting news for ya today, so read on!
Per The Wrap, Sniper star Chad Michael Collins will recur in the series, which centers on a group of students who must fight for survival when predatory mutant freaks take over after a meltdown at the local chemical plant. He’ll play a mysterious character who crosses paths with the students in the aftermath of the epidemic.
In his 30s, the character is described as having a military man’s experience and a cowboy’s easy-going bearing — all wrapped in a friendly smile. A man who inspires confidence, he appears to the kids in the high school as their savior, someone with some positive news of the outside and a plan for their escape.
“Freakish” stars an ensemble cast that includes Hayes Grier, Leo Howard, Liza Koshy, Adam Hicks, Aislinn Paul, Tyler Chase, Meghan Rienks, and Melvin Gregg. Additional cast members include Chad L. Coleman, Mary Mouser, and social media influencer Chachi Gonzales.
“Freakish” was created by Beth Szymkowski. The series is exec produced by AwesomenessTV CEO Brian Robbins, Zimmerman, Szymkowski, Matt Lewis, and Chris Grismer (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals”) and produced by Scott Levine. The series pilot was written by Szymkowski and will be directed by Grismer.