Ritchie Coster, Pope on The Walking Dead stars in new A24 film After Yang

Ritchie Coster as Pope- The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 4 - Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC
Ritchie Coster as Pope- The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 4 - Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC /

Ritchie Coster is known to The Walking Dead fandom as the religious zealot leader of the Reapers named Pope. But, Coster has been acting since the late 90s with many credits to his name. He will now star in the new A24 film, After Yang. 

Coster portrayed Pope in season 11 of The Walking Dead and was the leader of the Reapers, the group who terrorized Maggie and her former community Meridian. We learned much about this group during the short time they appeared on the series, and Pope believed that God ordained this group. Ordained or not, they didn’t last long, even though they started as a formidable group.

Pope was betrayed by Leah, one of his fellow Reapers, who then blamed Daryl for his death. He appeared in four episodes of the final season and did an excellent job portraying this character.

Ritchie Coster in After Yang

A24 has been releasing some fantastic films, with many more on the way. On March 4, 2022, the latest release, After Yang, will release in theaters and on Showtime.

The film is based on the short story Saying Goodbye to Yang written by Alexander Weinstein. Set in a world where androids are purchased as live-in babysitters as well as a new member of the family. Jake discovers that his daughter’s android, Yang, is unresponsive, so he tries to repair it but, in the process, makes some enlightening discoveries.

Coster plays a character named Russ. Other cast members include Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Justin H. Min, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja, Haley Lu Richardson, and Brett Dier Clifton Collins Jr.

He is also known for his roles in Happy!Jonny Zero, Beautiful People, Law & Order, Guiding Light, The Dark Knight, American Gangster, The Bounty Hunter, Luck, True Detective, Shades of Blue, Jacobs Ladder and The Flight Attendant. 

Next, he will star in Rumble Through the Dark with Bella Thorne and Aaron Eckhart. This film is a thriller set in the Mississippi Delta where a cage fighter seeks to pay his debts to the local mob boss to save his family home.

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