THE WALKING DEAD continues to build the show’s regular cast in advance of its fourth season, with new series regulars announced today.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed today that Chad Coleman (Tyrese), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha), and Emily Kinney (Beth) will become full time cast members when the series returns in October. Melissa Ponzio, who portrayed Karen, the sole survivor of The Governor’s slaughter of his invading prison force, will also return as a recurring cast member.
The actor’s promotions indicate more screen time for each of their characters. This should come as welcome news for fans of Tyrese, who in the comic was an essential character during its first five years. It is interesting to note that, thus far, Melissa McBride (Carol) and Scott Wilson (Hershel) have not been announced as series regulars. What this means for their characters, if it means anything at all, is unknown.