[Warning: Spoilers ahead if you have not read The Walking Dead comics or finished the Season 6 finale]
Fans of The Walking Dead comic books know that with the introduction of Negan, we should soon expect the introduction of another new character that will play an important role to avenge….well we don’t know who yet.
According to TVLine, AMC has issued a casting call for the recurring role of Augustus. Though the name is different, the description of the character has an uncanny resemblance to Ezekiel. Again, this is according to TVLine, AMC is looking for an African American actor in his 40s to fill the role of Augustus.
If this truly is Ezekiel they are casting, then the guys wearing armor and riding horses could definitely be from The Kingdom. Ezekiel is the self-proclaimed King and is part of the trading network along with The Hilltop.
Some fun facts about Ezekiel in the comics:
- Owns a pet tiger named Shiva (that wasn’t a typo….TIGER!)
- Strongly dislikes Negan and the Saviors
- Has a relationship with Michonne (Yup, that type of relationship. Watch out Richonne!)
If this is Ezekiel we’ll be seeing soon, who would you like to see fill his shoes? Leave a comment below!Tags: casting call, Ezekiel, Shiva, The Kingdom, The Walking Dead