In the wake of a pilot order for the long-discussed Walking Dead companion series, TV Line has released some early info on the most crucial part of the show, besides the occasional zombie: the main characters, whose personalities make it all the easier to root for them to be eaten. And as the casting breakdown reveals, this maybe-sort-of-prequel may take place in another stretch of the Walking Dead world, but people are basically the same all over. They’re parents struggling to take care of their petulant kids. They’re petulant kids who make it difficult for their struggling parents. They’re people with an “edge.” They’re people named “Andrea.” Let’s meet them.

SEAN CABRERA | A Latino male in his early 40s, Sean is a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life.

The Walking Dead’s huge Hispanic fanbase will at last have a character to call its own, besides that one guy from the first season no one remembers. Sean’s attempts to “do right by everyone”—such as not pushing them into the nearest zombie maw—will no doubt be complicated by

CODY CABRERA | Sean’s whip-smart and rebellious teenage son. Known as the angriest kid in town.

“Here comes Cody, The Angriest Kid In Town,” the locals whisper, as the younger Cabrera saunters down the thoroughfare, solving geometric proofs and punching babies. Cody’s bad attitude and failure to live up to the potential of his whip-smarts should provide endless opportunity for fatherly discussion about whether that’s helping, now that everyone has to rely on each other. Still, perhaps he just needs a mother figure, in which case maybe he can turn to