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The Walking Dead - Season 5 - New Series Regular Cast

Relative newcomer Ross Marquand will join the zombie drama based on Robert Kirkman's long-running comics, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Marquand's character will be introduced in the second half of the show's fifth season and be a series regular — with the likelihood to serve in the same capacity in the already announced sixth season.

While details on just which character Marquand is playing are being kept under wraps, Kirkman previously noted on Talking Dead that a "prominent" gay character from his comics would be introduced in the second half of season five.