Fans of The Walking Dead are hyped up for the next half of the sixth season. New major characters from the comic book series are now making their way to the small screen. Each season we have characters who bring their own twist to the show, but fans were crawling with excitement when the latest members were cast. Viewers are anxiously waiting to see fan favorites Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Paul “Jesus” Monroe (Tom Payne). With the way the mid season finale ended, fans are not only anticipating an action packed second half, but a thrilling season 7. We now have more to look forward to with the show’s most recent casting decision.
Xander Berkeley has been cast as Gregory , who is the leader of the Hilltop Colony in the comic book series of The Walking Dead. In the comics, Gregory is a narcissistic leader that has no trouble betraying other people for his own well being. He often deals with his own situations by finding the easy way out. There is no doubt that Gregory’s apprehensive ways will cause complications for Rick and our other survivors. With the upcoming debut of Negan, our group of zombie killers have many obstacles standing in their way throughout the upcoming seasons.
Xander Berkeley has played in numerous TV shows and movies, but is best known for his roles in 24, Nikita, and The Mentalist. This isn’t a typical role for Xander, as he has played more of the shady-agent type of roles in his past, but it will be interesting to see what he brings to the table in the upcoming episodes in the second half of season 6 of The Walking Dead.
The Walking Dead returns on February 14th at 8pm CST on AMC.