Over the years I’ve had a trouble relationship with AMC’s mega hit zombie drama The Walking Dead, to say the least. I’ve been a huge fan of Robert Kirkman’s comics since day one, but season 3 sucked so bad I almost stopped watching. But they righted the ship, especially starting with the second half of season 4, and I’m actually looking forward to the upcoming season 6. That said, some details have emerged, as well as photos of new characters.
EW has the first look at some of the latest characters to join the party at Alexandria, and comic fans will see some familiar faces. Merritt Wever will show up as Dr. Denise Cloyd, the medical practitioner who helps patch up Rick and company after whatever their latest adventure does to them. Heath finally makes his presence known, played by Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins. Turns out he’s been there all along, he’s just been busy on supply runs and what not. Finally, Empire Records’ Ethan Embry plays Carter, a character that is a composite of a number of other Alexandria residents in the comics.
The rest of the cast is back as well, at least the one who survived, including Andrew Lincoln as Rick, Chandler Riggs as Carl, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha, Lauren Cohan as Maggie, Steven Yeun as Glenn, Norman Reedus as Daryl, Lennie James as Morgan, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Michael Cudlitz as Abraham, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Alanna Masterson as Tara, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Tovah Feldshuh as Deanna, Ross Marquand as Aaron, Alexandra Breckenridge as Jesse, and Austin Nichols as Spencer.
Season 6 of The Walking Dead premieres on AMC on Sunday, October 11, but before that we’ll get our first look at the spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead on August 23. Shit is going to get real. Check out the photos below.