21 Sep, 2020 05:15 am

World Beyond' star originally auditioned for a lead role on 'Fear TWD'

Nico Tortorella told Insider he auditioned for the part on the "Walking Dead" spinoff years before joining the new series "TWD: World Beyond."

" Zach Dilgard/AMC p Nico Tortorella stars on the new "Walking Dead" spinoff, "The Walking Dead: World Beyond," but the actor nearly could have joined "TWD" universe years ago as a different lead character."I auditioned for 'Fear the Walking Dead' and I didn't get," Tortorella told Insider from the set of "TWD: World Beyond" in Richmond, Virginia last November.Carlos Serrao/AMC p Tortorella inquired about the necessity for another "Walking Dead" series and why this one mattered before joining.They were interested in the ultimate goal of the show, which sounds like it will lead to the previously announced Rick Grimes/"Walking Dead movies.

"I understood how massive 'The Walking Dead' universe was after that phone call," said Tortorella.You can follow along with our "Walking Dead" coverage here.

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