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AMC’s The Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the new characters on the show and expectations for season six.
Merritt Wever will play Dr. Denise Cloyd, she has a very important role among the group with her skill set as a surgeon. Ethan Embry will play Carter, this is a combination of multiple characters from the comic.
“Ethan plays a combo of a few characters that we actually haven’t hit yet or weren’t able to hit in other characters,” said Gimple to EW. “He is an Alexandrian, and has been there the whole time, just quite busy.”
Corey Hawkins has been cast as Heath a supply runner, in the comics he is romantically linked to Denise.
“He’s terrific and I’m so excited to see him bring Heath to life. It’s been fun and he dove in with both feet. He’s tough and skeptical when the cameras are rolling, and then when they’re off he’s just like a goofy fan. He’s really, really excited to be there,” said Gimple.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC for a sixth season on Sunday, October 11.