Meet the Characters of 'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' (PHOTOS)

The Walking Dead: World Beyond
Carlos Serrao/AMC

The Walking Dead universe is expanding this October as the long-awaited spinoff The Walking Dead: World Beyond arrives on AMC.

Delving into a new mythology, World Beyond follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world. At the center of this story are two sisters and two friends who leave a place of safety and comfort to brave the dangers of the outside world to embark on an important quest.

This coming-of-age tale sees the young group pursued by those who wish to protect them as well as those who wish to do them harm. Their views of the world they've come to know will be tested as they learn more about themselves and each other. Searching for truths, some of these characters will become heroes while others will become villains.

'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' Cast & EP Preview the 'Hopeful' Series (VIDEO)See Also

'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' Cast & EP Preview the 'Hopeful' Series (VIDEO)

Stars Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, and Nico Tortorella and showrunner Matt Negrete also talk what it's like to kill a zombie—ahem, empty—for the first time.

Arriving Sunday, October 4, the series stars Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Annet Mahendru, Nicolas Cantu, Hal Cumpston, Nico Tortorella and Julia Ormond. Co-created by Scott M. Gimple and showrunner Matt Negrete, The Walking Dead: World Beyond is executive produced by Gimple, Negrete, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and Brian Bockrath.

Below, get an exclusive first look at the cast in character in their first official portraits.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Series Premiere, Sunday, October 4, 10/9c, AMC

the walking dead world beyond hope
Carlos Serrao/AMC

Hope (Alexa Mansour)

Alexa Mansour is Hope, one of the sisters at the center of the series. She’s described as rebellious and troublemaking, but also fun-loving. he lives in the moment rather than for tomorrow.

the walking dead world beyond iris
Carlos Serrao/AMC

Iris (Aliyah Royale)

Aliyah Royale plays Iris, Hope’s sister and a promising bright mind. Following in her father’s science footsteps, she’s hoping to restore the world to what it once was, before walkers roamed the planet.

the walking dead world beyond hope iris
Carlos Serrao/AMC

Hope and Iris

These sisters that have one another’s backs.

the walking dead world beyond elton
Carlos Serrao/AMC

Elton (Nicolas Cantu)

Nicolas Cantu is Elton, a young man described as both innocent and wise. He’s an intellectual along for the journey.

the walking dead world beyond
Carlos Serrao/AMC

Silas (Hal Cumpston)

Hal Cumpston plays Silas, a janitor from another community with a reputation he wishes to rehabilitate.

the walking dead world beyond elton silas
Carlos Serrao/AMC

Silas and Elton

Silas (Cumpston) has Elton’s (Cantu) back as they brave the unknown.

the walking dead world beyond julia ormond
Carlos Serrao/AMC

Elizabeth (Julia Ormond)

Julia Ormond portrays Elizabeth, a leader within The Walking Dead universe’s post-apocalyptic world.

the walking dead world beyond felix
Carlos Serrao/AMC

Felix (Nico Tortorella)

Nico Tortorella plays Felix, a young man who takes his job as a security officer very seriously. When Hope and Iris plan their quest, he will do what he can to protect them after their father saved him years ago.

the walking dead world beyond huck
Carlos Serrao/AMC

Huck (Annet Mahendru)

A mentor to Hope and friend to Felix, Huck (Annet Mahendru) is a tough-as-nails community security officer who joins the quest.

the walking dead world beyond felix huck
Carlos Serrao/AMC

Huck and Felix

Huck (Mahendru) and Felix (Totorella) are tough individuals that also happen to be close friends.

the walking dead world beyond elizabeth
Carlos Serrao/AMC

Elizabeth

Elizabeth (Ormond) is a formidable leader whom viewers will encounter within this world.