TV Line has reported that Ross Marquand – who played Paul Newman in the sixth season of Mad Men – is set to join the cast of The Walking Dead as a series regular for the latter half of the show’s fifth season, with the option of returning to the recently announced 6th season.
We don’t know who Marquand will be playing as of yet due to AMC remaining tight-lipped on the part. However, TV Line has speculated that it may by Aaron, a gay character and Alexandria resident from the Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic book series. Kirkman has previously mentioned that there would be a prominent gay character from the comics coming to the hit television show.
Could this casting news hint at the crew reaching finally reaching Alexandria this season?
The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday, February 8, 2015.