The Walking Dead will bolster its post-apocalyptic world with another character from the comics on which the series is based.
The much-rumored Tyreese will enter the fray in the current season of The Walking Dead, to be played by The Wire alum Chad Coleman.
As previously noted, Tyreese’s arrival will happen sooner rather than later — in the Dec 2. fall finale just when Rick is prepping to square off with David Morrissey‘s Governor.
Tyreese is an NFL linebacker who was introduced in issue #7 of the comic. The character becomes a important member of Rick’s crew, essentially becoming Rick’s right hand man of sorts.
TV Overmind first reported the news.