The Walking Dead news this week, new roles for TWD cast members – updates

Lennie James as Morgan - Fear the Walking Dead Season 8 - Photo Credit: Lauren 'Lo' Smith/AMC
Lennie James as Morgan - Fear the Walking Dead Season 8 - Photo Credit: Lauren 'Lo' Smith/AMC /

The Walking Dead universe viewers are patiently awaiting the May release of Fear the Walking Dead season 8 and season 1 of the first direct spinoff, The Walking Dead: Dead City, in June. In the meantime, fans can enjoy a rewatch of the entire Walking Dead series on Netflix or seasons 1-7 of Fear TWD on Hulu.

Some TWDU viewers are currently enjoying the weekly installments of the HBO series The Last of Us, which is based on the same-titled video game. Although set in an apocalypse, this series is vastly different from The Walking Dead. After watching the first episodes, fans can see similarities to TWD, but overall the differences are quite obvious. Both series are outstanding but have different tones and settings, making each unique and worth the watch.

Filming has begun for Summit, The Walking Dead spinoff series that will see the return of Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Dania Gurira).

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, currently filming in France, has announced more cast members. 

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  • Ann Mahoney (Olivia in TWD) stars in an episode of the Disney+ series National Treasure: Edge of History. 
  • Michael Cudlitz (Abe in TWD) has been cast as a villain in Superman & Lois.
  • Seth Gilliam (Gabriel on TWD and Melissa Ponzio (Karen in TWD) star in Teen Wolf: The Movie, now streaming on Paramount+.
  • Steve Coulter (Reg on TWD) stars in Shotgun Wedding, starring  Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel is now streaming.
  • Jon Bernthal (Shane on TWD) is cast in Ana DuVernay’s Caste. 
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan on TWD) may have announced his inclusion in Invincible season 2.
  • Lauren Ridloff (Connie on TWD) stars in an episode of Accused. 
  • Pollyanna McIntosh (Jadis/Anne on TWD) reprises her role for season 2 of Vikings: Valhalla, now streaming.
  • Noel Gugliemi (Felipe on TWD) stars in a new movie, The Locksmith, with Ryan Phillippe, Kate Bosworth, and Ving Rhames.
  • Congrats to David Morrissey (Governor on TWD), who was awarded an honorary degree. 
  • Dan Fogler (Luke on TWD) has been cast in a new Netflix series, Eric, with Benedict Cumberbatch.
  • Michael Greyeyes (Taka on Fear TWD) starred in episode 5 of Taylor Sheridan’s 1923. 
  • Teo Rapp-Olsson (Sebastian on TWD) starred in an episode of Fantasy Island. 
  • Congrats to Rubén Blades (Daniel on Fear TWD) won his 11th Grammy Award. 
  • Paola Lázaro (Princess on TWD) and C. Thomas Howell (Roy on TWD) will star in a Netflix movie, Obliterated, which is scheduled to release in 2023.
  • Chandler Riggs (Carl on TWD) has been cast as a lead in a Christmas dramedy, Breakup Season, that recently began filming in Oregon.
  • Lennie James’ (Morgan on TWD and Fear TWD) series Save Me has been renewed for a third season. James created, writes, and stars in this series.
  • Colman Domingo (Strand on Fear TWD) has been cast as the lead in a Netflix series, The Madness. 
  • Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori on TWD) will star in The Company You Keepwhich premieres on ABC in February.

UPDATED 02/19/2023

  • Katelyn Nacon (Enid on TWD) stars in Devil’s Peak which is available in select theaters and on VOD on Feb. 23.
  • Steven Yeun (Glenn on TWD) is featured in first-look photos for his new Netflix series Beef. 
  • Rutina Wesley (Jocelyn on TWD) will star in episode 6 of The Last of Us. 
  • Fear TWD cast members attend SCAD TVfest 2023. 

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