The Walking Dead season 4 casting latest
The walkers are almost upon us again in The Walking Dead. Here's who will be fighting them off...
We are now merely weeks away from the return of The Walking Dead, so here’s a quick round up of the casting news as things stand.
Larry Gilliard Jr will be joining the main cast as Bob Stookey, a former Army medic, presumably in possession of skills that could prove rather useful. Stookey is described as having a ‘troubled past’. He’ll be the second Wire alumnus to fetch up in walker-infested Georgia, alongside Chad Coleman, whose continued role as Tyreese will see him promoted to main cast, as is Sonequa Martin-Green, who plays his sister Sasha. Also taking recurring roles are Jose Pablo Cantillo and Melissa Ponzio as forme Woodburyites Ceasar and Karen.
Most of the other newcomers are relatively young, suggesting an injection of fresh blood, some of which will no doubt end up spilling out into the air.
Vincent Martella will be playing teenager Patrick, who is around the same age as Carl, though it’s unclear whether he’s had quite the accelerated growing up that young Master Grimes has had.
The Twilight Saga’s Christian Serratos will be playing Rosita Espinosa, who is described as being somewhat mysterious in the comics, though going on past form, the comics should only loosely be used as a guide to events in the TV version.
Alana Masterson has been announced as member of the cast in an unconfirmed role, though she is rumoured to be playing Tara Chalmers who appeared in the novel The Walking Dead: Rise Of The Governor.
Kyle Gallner, of Veronica Mars and Smallville fame will be playing a former college student called Zach. He, it has been hinted, will embark on a romance with another character. Probably not Hershel. Though, while we’re on the subject of elder gents, Danny Vinson will be appearing as the irascible but kindly Don.
Further cast details are yet to emerge but we’ll be sure to keep you posted as we get them.
The season will start with the episode 30 Days Without An Accident, which will debut in the States on AMC on the 13th of October and on the 18th of October on Fox in the UK.
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