Lauren Cohan’s The Walking Dead future may now be secure but it was her new show Whiskey Cavalier, starring opposite Scott Foley (Scandal) that almost signalled the end of her time on the post-apocalyptic drama.
The hour-long action dramedy comes from writer/executive producer Dave Hemingson and executive producer Bill Lawrence (Scrubs).
The synopsis for the series is:
Whiskey Cavalier is a high-octane, hour-long action dramedy that follows the adventures of tough but tender FBI super-agent Will Chase (codename: “Whiskey Cavalier”), played by Scott Foley. Following an emotional break-up, Chase is assigned to work with badass CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge (codename: “Fiery Tribune”), played by Lauren Cohan. Together, they lead an inter-agency team of flawed, funny and heroic spies who periodically save the world (and each other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics.
Starring alongside Cohan and Foley are Ana Ortiz (Devious Maids) as Susan Sampson, Tyler James Williams (The Walking Dead) as Edgar Standish and Vir Das as Jai Datta.
By the looks of the trailer, Whiskey Cavalier is a cross between Chuck and Mr and Mrs Smith. It marks Foley’s first series lead role since Scandal came to an end earlier this year after seven seasons.
It’ll be interesting to see just how much Cohan appears in the upcoming ninth season of The Walking Dead. Her character Maggie is currently at the centre of a huge plot and it’s going to be difficult for the show to full realise that if she’s only back on a recurring basis.
Whiskey Cavalier will air on ABC in the US and it’s to be confirmed if the series will get a UK home.