A while back, we heard reports out of The Walking Dead camp that the AMC production was casting for three new characters that would pop up in the middle of the upcoming fourth season. On the call sheet they were referred to by different names, but fans of Robert Kirkman’s comic books, which serve as the inspiration for the hit zombie drama, recognized the descriptions. Now the first one of these roles has been filled, and with it, we get confirmation of our suspicions.
Despite going by John Tyler, Wayne Kesey, and Jordana Barraza, these parts were clearly Abraham Ford, Eugene Porter, and Rosita Espinosa from the comics. Deadline reports that Christian Serratos, most known for her turn around the Twilight films, has been cast in one of these three roles, and wouldn’t you know, her character’s name is Rosita Espinosa. Rosita is set to be a recurring character in season four, beginning around the tenth episode, after the mid-season break. She’ll have an option to return as a regular cast member the following season.