With the new season ofÂ The Walking Deadfast approaching and excitement building with the announcement of Michonne and the GovernorÂ joining the fold, even more casting news is beginning to surface.
As fans will more than likely know, Michonne (Danai Gurira) and the Governor (David Morrissey) are both characters sourced from the original graphic novels.
Now, the showâ€™s creators are going a new route, casting Dallas Roberts as their completely original character, Milton, according to Entertainment Weeklyâ€™sÂ InsideTV. Roberts has previously been seen on AMCâ€™sÂ RubiconÂ as well as CBSâ€™sÂ The Good Wife.
Milton is a resident of Woodbury, the community ruled by the Governor.
â€œMilton is the details guy,â€ executive producer Robert Kirkman said. â€œHeâ€™s the guy that works with the Governor, who is monitoring all situations and is trying to help the Governor make sense of this world that theyâ€™re living in. Heâ€™s not exactly a scientist, but heâ€™s a smart guy that is trying to find out how zombies behave. Watching him do his little experiments is going to be a lot of fun.â€
Experiments on zombies may be a classic zombie movie trope, but itâ€™s one we havenâ€™t really seen yet inÂ TWD, making the addition of Milton an interesting one.
â€œWe were examining, â€˜How do people survive in this apocalyptic world, and what can people contribute?â€™â€ showrunner Glen Mazzara explained. â€œAnd we didnâ€™t think it was plausible that every single character we meet is an efficient zombie killer. We just didnâ€™t buy that everyone we know would be active and deft enough to kill every walker. We wanted to show how other people survive, and Dallas has come in and helped us establish that character. He just adds a lot of heart and humanity to Woodbury, which further complicates what that is. That is a real town with realÂ people and real survivors. Itâ€™s not necessarily a group of bad guys.â€
Still, the Governor isnâ€™t exactly Mr. Nice Guy, and if Milton is his right-hand man, he may not be so swell, either…
Season three ofÂ The Walking DeadÂ premieres October 14 on AMC.
This article was originally published on AllMediaNy.com
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