Well that didn’t take very long at all. Season four of AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead is barely in the books, but that has never stopped the producers from moving forward, and the series has already added another cast member for season five. And yet again, they’ve poached some talent from HBO’s The Wire. I guess it isn’t really poaching, since The Wire is dead and gone, but they’re definitely mining that talent pool. Seth Gilliam, who played detective Ellis Carver on the classic cop show, has been cast as a series regular next season. In addition to this news, Telltale Games has also released some new screenshots of the newest installment of their The Walking Dead video game.
Deadline reports that Gilliam, who has done turns on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Teen Wolf in his years since The Wire wrapped up, will play a character named Michael Todd. That isn’t his real name, which is being kept under lock and key, but the report speculates that he could be Gabriel Stokes, a priest who joins the crew, that is assuming they get out of that sticky situation in Terminus in one piece.