The Walking Dead’s Martin-Green cast on FOX show New Girl


The Walking Dead star Sonequa Martin-Green has been cast in a guest role on the hit Fox comedy New Girl to play the role of a character’s love interest.

Fans of AMC’s zombie survival drama The Walking Dead may be in for a treat this spring if they also watch the hit Fox comedy show New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson and Max Greenfield.

It was announced as an Entertainment Weekly exclusive that Sonequa Martin-Green, who plays Sasha in the world of The Walking Dead, will play the role of Winston’s love interest on New Girl in upcoming episodes.

Winston is played by the charismatic and humorous Lamorne Morris, who will encounter Martin-Green’s character named Rhonda, an Army Reservist and serial prankster, and begin a relationship. Winston will want to bring the character to the wedding between two longtime regular characters, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Cece (Hannah Simone), but the groom doesn’t want her to attend as he is afraid that her presence might interrupt their special occasion.

New Girl promotional art - Fox
New Girl promotional art – Fox /

Seeing a more comical side of Soniqua Martin-Green will be fantastic for fans of The Walking Dead, who have mostly seen the actress in serious scenes where there was either a lot of action or sadness. Allowing viewers to see Martin-Green in a different light may help her establish a wider variety of projects for when her time on the AMC hit zombie survival drama eventually comes to an end.

Martin-Green has already had some roles on major television shows like Once Upon A Time and The Good Wife as well as other roles like those in Gossip Girl, Army Wives, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. When you add those gigs up and add in her high-profile role on The Walking Dead and her upcoming role on New Girl, her resume becomes mighty impressive.

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You can see Sonequa Martin-Green and the rest of your favorite survivors from the zombie apocalypse when The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday, February 14, 2016 for the season 6 midseason premiere. New Girl can be seen Tuesday nights on Fox. Be sure to check your local listings for time and availability.