Ruben Blades has been cast as a series regular in AMC’s upcoming ‘The Walking Dead’ companion series,’Fear The Walking Dead’. The series has already been picked up for two season. Blades is set to play Mercedes Mason’s character’s father. ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ is set in Los Angeles and centers around new characters and storylines. Blade joins a cast which includes Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey. ‘The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert are executive producing the series for AMC.Dave Erickson is serving as showrunner and executive producer, in addition to co-writing the pilot.