Season 5 of AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead is rapidly approaching. We’re just over two weeks away from the new episodes, and while we don’t know a ton about the mechanics of the plot, it is, by all appearances, going to be a sprawling story that expands the horizons of our intrepid band of survivors. To that end, the his series has added a new cast member, and just in case you can’t wait two weeks, there’s another installment of the Bad Lip Reading videos, this time tackling season 4.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tyler James Williams, who starred in the Chris Rock-produced Everybody Hates Chris and Matthew Perry’s short-lived NBC sitcom Go On, has joined the ever-growing, ever-shrinking cast. There’s not a lot known about his role or his character, but the actor has already been spotted on the Atlanta area set.
All we know thus far is that Williams plays someone named Noah. We have no idea what episode he’ll show up in, if it’s a one-off guest spot, or if he’ll become someone who shows up on a regular basis. There’s no one named Noah in the comics, but that doesn’t mean much, even though the show roughly follows the story laid out on the page by Robert Kirkman, it’s never been afraid to branch out on its own or add characters.
Since this is coming so late in production—much of the season has already been filmed at this point—I have my suspicions about where he’ll show up. Many of us suspect that, after what is sure to be a violent clash at Terminus, the group will come to the Alexandria Safe Zone at some point, or at least a close approximation of that location from the comics. From where they are now, that’s the next big place they hit, and we’ve seen that they built walls around a residential neighborhood, which seems to support this supposition.
This is a place that figures prominently into the continuing story, they’re still there in the comics (even though they’re now involved in a full-blown war). A great many people live inside the walls, and it seems very likely that Williams may be one of them. We’ll have to wait and see, but if I had to put money on it, that would be my bet.
I’m not usually a fan of this sort of thing, but I have to that this video is pretty damn funny. Five full minutes may be a little much, but taken in small chunks, it’s a good time. My favorite bits include Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman) chiding the children for speaking nonsense, and Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.), who sounds like Kermit the Frog here, talking about his pig. And if Daryl (Norman Reedus) told me I didn’t get a birthday, that would make me sad.
The Walking Dead returns to your TV on Sunday, October 12 on AMC.