The Walking Dead Adds Tyler James Williams

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A new addition to the cast of “The Walking Dead” has been revealed today! The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Tyler James Williams (

Peeples, “Go On,” “Everybody Hates Chris”) is set to play a mysterious character named Noah in the upcoming fifth season, which debuts on AMC next month.

Williams’ character will mark the second character named Noah to appear on the series. Parker Wierling played a young man by that name (a resident of Woodbury) in two season three episodes. The overall franchise also has a character named Noah Cruz, who appeared in the prequel video game The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. Given that the Cruz character roughly matches Williams’ age and ethnicity, it’s possible that that’s who we’ll be seeing in future episodes.

Season four of “The Walking Dead” ended with Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate. Season five picks up shortly thereafter. What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the group’s lost comrades, as well as new locales, new conflicts, and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive.

Stories will break apart and intersect. The characters will find love and hate. Peace and conflict. Contentment and terror. And, in the quest to find a permanent, safe place to call home, one question will haunt them? After all they’ve seen, all they’ve done, all they’ve sacrificed, lost, and held on to no matter what the cost… Who do they become?

Based on the comic created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard, Season Five of “The Walking Dead” premieres on Sunday, October 12 at 9:00pm ET/PT. It stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chad Coleman, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira and Sonequa Martin-Green.

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