This past Sunday aired The Walking Dead’s mid-season finale, the final episode of AMC’s popular post-zombie apocalypse TV series until it returns on February 10th. While the regular characters had plenty of their own problems, the finale also introduced some new additions to the cast, including fan-favorite badass Tyreese. In the comic book, Tyreese was Rick’s right-hand man, but it’s unclear if Rick and Tyreese will have that same dynamic on the TV series. For now we can only guess how the second half of season three will play out and how Tyreese and his group will fit in at the prison with Rick and his.
In an interview, actor Chad Coleman, who plays Tyreese, talked about his character, how it differs from the comic book, and what season three will have in store for the cast of characters on The Walking Dead. It’s interesting to see a character like Tyreese in action. He still has a strong moral compass, when it seems like every other character on the series does not. Coleman revealed:
He’s an ex-football player and is a humanitarian. He’s someone who really values human life and is going to do what he can to maintain the sacredness of that. In this hyper-violent, post-apocalyptic world, he’s determined to hold on to his humanity and that’s pretty compelling. Having to negotiate that and to what degree he’s willing to exert force and things of that nature.