Three New Cast Members Join The Walking Dead

July 29, 2015

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With ‘The Walking Dead’ approaching it’s October 11th premier date, it’s no surprise that news of new cast members is beginning to surface. Let’s face it, every time a new person shows up we have the same reaction, distrust and doubt. The names of the first three new cast members has now been released.



The first character is Denise Cloyd, played by Merritt Wever. Wever has starred in films such as ‘Birdman’ and ‘Signs’ as well as shows such as ‘New Girl’, ‘Nurse Jackie’,’Law and Order’and ‘NCIS’. The character Cloyd is an adaption of the comic book character.

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The character Carter will be played by Ethan Embry. Embry’s character is a combination of multiple characters from Kirkman’s comics. Scott Gimple told Entertainment Weekly that the character “… is an Alexandrian, and has been there the whole time, just quite busy.” Ethan Embry should look very familiar. He’s been in several films, such as ‘Late Phases‘ (2014), The Guest (2014) and 2007’s ‘Vacancy’. We have already gotten our first look at Embry as Carter in the season 6 trailer.

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Corey Hawkin’s role was announced at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year. Hawkins’ role is as Heath a supply runner from Alexandria. Gimple stated “He’s terrific an I’m so excited to see him bring Heath to life. It’s been fun and he dove in with both feet. He’s tough and skeptical when the cameras are rolling, and when they’re off he’s just like a goofy fan. He’s really, really excited to be there.”

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There are sure to be more new cast members announced by October. Stay tuned for more updates on season 6.

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