The Walking Dead World Beyond’s Hope star lands major new role after AMC series finale

The Walking Dead: Season 11 previewed in tense new trailer

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Hope Bennett (played by Alexa Mansour) and sister Iris (Aliyah Royale) faced challenge after challenge during their two-season arc on The Walking Dead: World Beyond as the pair not only battled the undead but the powerful CRM’s reign. Always billed for a two-season run, the TWD spin-off came to a close last month with Hope’s storyline left open-ended, teeing up potential future appearance elsewhere in the AMC franchise universe. Before that possibility, however, fans will be able to catch Mansour on rival streamer Paramount+ thanks to an exciting new role.

Mansour will join exciting new esports series Players from Paramount+.

The one-of-a-kind docu-style show will follow a fictional esports team as they try and make their way to championship glory.

In an attempt to win, the team take on a teenage rookie to try and secure the title – but will they finally taste victory?

The Walking Dead World Beyond star will take on the role of Emma in the new series, and she isn’t the only big name tied to the project.

CSI: Vegas star Luke Tennie will recur in Players, billed to appear in every episode of the debut season.

Elsewhere in the cast, Connecting.. star Ely Henry will appear alongside The Marvelous Mrs Maisel’s Misha Brooks.

Other actors tied to the show include Holly Chou, Da’Jour Jones, Peter Thurnwald and Arischa Conner.

Sharing new of her exciting new project away from the AMC horror franchise, Mansour took to Instagram.

Mansour shared a screenshot of the Deadline article breaking the news with the excitable caption: “Secret’s out!!!”

And fans were quick to congratulate the star across social media.

On Twitter, user @fourthofgoodbye tweeted: “Congrats, @AlexaMansour!#Players #Casting.”

@emotionaldumpXO echoed: “yessss thank god she’s booked and busy after twd world beyond!!! good for her!!” (Sic)

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This also isn’t the first big role Mansour has landed away from the TWD spin-off.

Prior to landing the part of Hope in the AMC series, Mansour had enjoyed stints in CBS series SEAL Team and Bull.

Her breakthrough role came in long-running NBC drama Law and Order: SVU back in 2014.

Also on her CV are credits including The Resident, Madam Secretary and Home Before Dark.

Back in the world of The Walking Dead, while World Beyond may be over, there’s still plenty of horror to come.

Split into three parts, the second third of The Walking Dead season 11 will be back on AMC in 2022.

And once the 11th and final season is over, a spin-off centring on Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) will go into production.

Add to the mix a series of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) films and it looks like there’s plenty of life in the TWD universe.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond seasons 1-2 are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video UK now.

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