18. Roarton born and bred, Rick is the only son of Bill, the unofficial leader of the village.
As a lad, Rick was always encouraged towards macho pursuits, but no matter what he did, he couldn’t hide his growing bond with Kieren.
I’m not like you."Rick
Rather than be open with his Dad about his close friendship with outsider Kieren, Rick joined up. The army was perfect for Rick; it was an escape from his feelings and his father's judgements, that is, until he was killed by an IED.
Now Rick’s alive again, partially. A treated zombie. But his dad’s feelings towards rotters haven’t changed, so he must try and keep his new condition covered up, and the connection with Kieren, that is as strong as ever, under wraps too.
Rick is David’s first big TV role.