Hal Cumpston On His Experience On The Walking Dead: World Beyond [Exclusive Interview]

The Walking Dead: World Beyond

Alexa Mansour as Hope, Aliyah Royale as Iris, Hal Cumpston as Silas, Nicolas Cantu as Elton – The Walking Dead: World Beyond _ Season 1, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Jojo Whilden/AMC

The Walking Dead: World Beyond wrapped up its first season earlier this year. Today it is also now available on DVD & Blu-ray. This is the second spin-off from the original pop culture sensation The Walking Dead, based on the comic series by Robert Kirkman. What makes this series unique is it’s from the point of view of some of the younger survivors ten years into the apocalypse. We have seen how the “adults” have handled the post-apocalyptic world, in both the main series and Fear The Walking Dead. So how about the younger crowd?

In The Walking Dead: World Beyond, we follow a group of teens made up of Iris, Hope, Elton, and Silas. Their main goal is to try and reach Iris and Hope’s father who may be in trouble after receiving a cryptic message. What I enjoyed about this series is how their teenage flaws affect their trip. Even though they have learned many survival skills in class, putting them into practice is a whole different story. Even what could be considered the simple task of taking down a walker is a big challenge. It makes for a very interesting journey.



Here is the synopsis for The Walking Dead: World Beyond

Now a decade into the apocalypse, sisters Hope (Mansour) and Iris Bennett (Royale) have grown up inside the walls of one of the few remaining first-world communities. Their home, the Campus Colony, is a satellite settlement with a population of just under ten-thousand. Located a hundred miles outside the surviving city of Omaha, Nebraska. The sisters’ scientist father conducts research over one-thousand miles away in a research facility run by the Civic Republic, an ally of Omaha, but one that does not reveal its location to outsiders. 

When the sisters receive a message that their father might be in danger, they defy their own community’s rules and enlist their friends Elton (Cantu) and Silas (Cumpston)to embark on a cross-country quest to save him. Leaving their sheltered upbringing behind, these teenagers learn how to fight threats both living and dead as they travel through a beautiful but decaying and dangerous world.

In honor of the release of the first season of The Walking Dead: World Beyond, LRM Online’s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with Hal Cumpston. Cumpston plays Silas in the series. He has a very tragic background that makes him violent at times. While working as a Janitor in the colony, he discovers this band of misfits that are leaving the colony. He is a very protective individual that cherishes friendship.

We talk about his character and his background. As well as his feelings on joining the Walking Dead Universe and his journey with the series. He also comments about working with the other members of the cast and the good time he had working with them. You can check out the full interview down below!

The Walking Dead: World Beyond season one is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.


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