Tales of the Walking Dead Samantha Morton and Lauren Glazier

Samantha Morton as Alpha - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 10 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Samantha Morton as Alpha - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 10 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /

Deadline has confirmed what has been rumored for months; Samantha Morton is returning to The Walking Dead world. This time she will star in an episode of the spinoff series, Tales of the Walking Dead. Deadline has also confirmed that Morton will once again don her Whispers mask as Alpha. 

Lauren Glazier (Mindhunter, See) and Matt Medrano (Yellowstone) will also be joining the cast for this episode. The episode featuring Alpha will be the sixth and final episode of the first season of the anthology-based series, which is now filming in Atlanta.

Morton recently posted a short video on her IG story of her driving down the highway leading into Atlanta. This added fuel to the rumors first reported by The Illuminerdi about a month ago.

Tales of the Walking Dead

Tales of the Walking Dead is one of several spinoff series, but this one is different than the others. Tales will feature anthology stories based on new or existing characters within the world of the flagship series. This gives creators a lot of freedom to where this series can go. It is an exciting concept that has the potential to be something extraordinary.

Other actors that have been announced for this series include Olivia Munn, Danny Ramirez, Loan Chabanol, Embeth Davidtz, Jessie T. Usher, Terry Crews, Anthony Edwards, Parker Posey, Poppy Liu and Jillian Bell. And IMDB has also listed William J. Simmons and Robert Tinsley.

Tales of the Walking Dead has been announced to have a release date in the summer of 2022. It will be exciting to see if other familiar faces pop up in this series.

The Walking Dead series wrapped filming on the final episode of the series on March 29, 2022. A sad day in the fandom, but there are 10 episodes left to air on AMC. A new episode will air on AMC on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 9 p.m. ET.

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