Three More Bumped to Series Regulars on AMC’s The Walking Dead


On the heels of AMC’s The Walking Dead season finale smashing records once again, we learned that David Morrissey’s off-the-rocker character The Governor was returning as a regular character for season four. which is headed into production in the coming weeks. Last we saw of the Governor, he’d gone on a rampage and left with his two questioning lackies. I’m sure the writers and new show-runner Scott Gimple have some interesting plans for the character.


Today, we have learned that three more characters have also been bumped to regulars. Chad Coleman (Tyreese), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha) and Emily Kinney (Beth) will return as full time players this fall. Coleman joined the cast this year as  fan-favorite Tyrese. He played an integral part in saving the women, children and those who couldn’t fight in the Governor’s battle with Rick’s group. Sasha, the outspoken sister of Tyrese, is a new character to the Walking Dead universe. Beth, of course, is the younger daughter of Hershel and is basically the caretaker of Rick’s new daughter Judith. It looks as though there are bigger and better plans for all three of them.

In addition to that,  Melissa Ponzio (Karen), will be returning as a recurring guest star throughout season four. Karen is the lone survivor of the Governor’s massacre and helped unite Tyrese and Rick in the closing scenes of the finale. None of these “promotions” are too big of a surprise, but it’s always good to hear confirmation.

As I mentioned earlier, filming for season four will begin soon, with Scott Gimple running the show. Greg Nicotero, who is most known for his make-up work on the series, was recently promoted to producer after writing and directing some of the series more popular episodes. The Walking Dead is expected to return this fall, likely in October when AMC airs its popular Fearfest leading into Halloween.

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Source : THR