After what feels like an eternity, “The Walking Dead” at long last returns to AMC in just a few weeks, the fourth season of the show premiering on October 13. While we wait, we’ve got a hot off the presses new bit of casting news for ya.
As per Deadline, Alanna Masterson has signed on for a recurring role in the fourth season, with an option to become a regular in Season 5. Though there’s been no word yet on whom she will be playing, there are rumors that her character might be Tara Chalmers, who appeared in the comic series but hasn’t yet been seen on the show. For now, a rumor is all that is.
Whatever character she’s going to be playing, Masterson will be joining the gang midway through Season 4.
In the highly anticipated new season, we find Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the group fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. Sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. The group’s home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 4 also introduces several new characters including Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.; “The Wire”) and Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos; Twilight).
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Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead stars Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey, Emily Kinney, DanaiGurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse and Greg Nicotero.
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