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Ross Marquand joins AMC's The Walking Dead as new series regular

01.15.2015by: Kevin Woods

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The second half of AMC's "The Walking Dead" Season 5 is shambling closer and closer to its February 8th return and now we've learned that the hit zombie drama has added a new series regular in Ross Marquand.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marquand ("Mad Men", DOWN AND DANGEROUS) will appear in AMC's hit zombie series sometime in the second half of Season 5, and will likely return for "The Walking Dead's" previously announced sixth season. While details on which character Marquand is playing are being kept under wraps, early speculation suggests that he may play Aaron, an Alexandria resident from "The Walking Dead" comic series. It's a safe bet as the series' creator, Robert Kirkman, previously noted on "Talking Dead" that a “prominent” gay character from his comics would be introduced in the second half of season five.

Marquand joins new addition Alexandra Breckenridge ("American Horror Story") as a new face for season five. Her character, whose details also are being kept under wraps, will be introduced in the back half of the season with an option to be promoted to regular in season six.

The most popular show on cable returns in about one month, Sunday, February 8 at 9 PM. 

Extra Tidbit: Who's excited for the return of "The Walking Dead"?
Source: THR

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