First Look At The Walking Dead Vet Lauren Cohan's New ABC Series Is Action-Packed And Entertaining

Lauren Cohan is best known nowadays for her role as Maggie on The Walking Dead, but she's branching out from the zombie apocalypse for a brand new show on ABC, called Whiskey Cavalier. In the new show, Cohan will play a CIA agent who has no choice but to team up with an FBI agent who definitely isn't the partner she was looking for. Whiskey Cavalier will be a dramedy that showcases Cohan in a fresh way, and the first trailer is action-packed and very entertaining. Take a look!

Who needs a zombie apocalypse to kick ass and take names on the small screen? The first Whiskey Cavalier trailer reveals that Lauren Cohan can clean up from her Walking Dead grit and grime to play a glamorous and mysterious CIA agent who can take control of just about any situation. On Whiskey Cavalier, Cohan plays CIA operative Francesca "Frankie" Trowbridge, whose code name is Fiery Tribune. She partners with FBI agent Will Chase (Scott Foley), who was once one of the toughest the FBI had to offer but has gone through some changes after an emotional breakup with his fiancée.

Based on the trailer, Will didn't have the greatest reaction to the breakup, and Frankie won't be afraid to use any advantage to one-up him. The footage also shows that Will can more than hold his own when he's not being distracted by his own emotional issues, so the two should make for a duo as dynamic as it is dysfunctional. Together, Frankie and Will will lead an inter-agency team of spies who are far from perfect, although they have their fair share of heroic instincts. They do what they can to save the world, but they won't be able to do so without some wackiness along the way.

Joining Lauren Cohan and Scott Foley on Whiskey Cavalier are Ana Ortiz as Susan Sampson, Tyler James Williams (also of The Walking Dead fame) as Edgar Standish, and Vir Das as Jai Datta. The team will have to navigate everything from action and adventure to friendship, romance, and office politics. Whiskey Cavalier will be a dramedy, so viewers can expect to laugh along with all the action. The combination should be entertaining, and both leads have the TV experience to carry a major network show.

As intense as Whiskey Cavalier appears to be, The Walking Dead fans don't have to worry that Lauren Cohan gave up the zombie apocalypse entirely for ABC. After a period of uncertainty about whether or not a deal could be worked out for Cohan to return to The Walking Dead, Cohan signed on for more. That said, she is only slated to appear in six episodes of Season 9 at this point. We'll have to wait and see how Whiskey Cavalier impacts The Walking Dead in the long run. The Walking Dead isn't going anywhere any time soon; if Whiskey Cavalier doesn't work out, perhaps Cohan to return full-time as Maggie. We'll have to wait and see.

ABC has not yet announced a premiere date for Whiskey Cavalier, but ABC's 2018-2019 fall schedule is worth checking out. For what you can watch sooner rather than later, take a look at our summer TV premiere guide.

Laura Hurley
Senior Content Producer

Laura turned a lifelong love of television into a valid reason to write and think about TV on a daily basis. She's not a doctor, lawyer, or detective, but watches a lot of them in primetime. Resident of One Chicago, the galaxy far, far away, and Northeast Ohio. Will not time travel and can cite multiple TV shows to explain why. She does, however, want to believe that she can sneak references to The X-Files into daily conversation (and author bios).