The Walking Dead final season adds Michael James Shaw as Mercer
According to Deadline, the upcoming eleventh and final season of The Walking Dead will be introducing another fan-favorite character from the comics with the official addition of Michael James Shaw. The Constantine actor has been tapped to portray the role of Mercer, who is known by The Walking Dead comic book fans as a badass character with a strong presence. In the comics Mercer was first introduced as a leader of the Commonwealth military, who has prior experience in the U.S. Marine corps. The character is also the romantic interest to Juanita a.k.a Princess, who is being portrayed by Paola Lázaro in the series.
Shaw’s TV credits include: Constantine, Limitless, Roots, Bull, Blue Bloods, The Enemy Within, and Blood & Treasure. Viewers might also recognized his voice as he previously played the role of Corvus Glaive in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
The Walking Dead is a story that started 10 years ago with one man trying to find his family. That family grew and gradually communities took shape. They fought and survived, thrived, and gave birth to a new generation. It is a tale of humankind and there are more stories to tell.
Last on The Walking Dead, we witnessed the fall of Alpha (Samantha Morton) and the end of the Whisperers War. The Kingdom had fallen, Hilltop was virtually destroyed and Alexandria abandoned to prepare for the final battle. Our survivors were trapped and separated from one another. Yet, when faced with almost certain death, they rallied together to fight, killing Beta (Ryan Hurst) and eliminating the threat of the horde.
In these six new episodes of The Walking Dead season 10c, we find our survivors trying to pick themselves up by their bootstraps following the destruction the Whisperers left in their wake. The years of struggle weigh upon them as past traumas surface, exposing their more vulnerable sides. As they question the state of humanity, the state of their collective community, and the states of their minds, will they find the inner strength to persevere with their lives, friendships, and group intact?
The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Cailey Fleming, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Cooper Andrews, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Avi Nash, Nadia Hilker, Lauren Ridloff, Angel Theory, Dan Fogler, and Kevin Carroll.
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