As The Walking Dead gets ready for its return next month, the genre juggernaut has moved to add a couple of new additions to its ever-expanding ensemble.
Courtesy of Skybound, Brett Butler and John Finn have been brought in to play comic book characters Tammy Rose and Earl, respectively.
The current blurb on this pair reads:
“First introduced in Issue 135, Tammy Rose is an ornery woman who lives at the Hilltop Colony with her husband Morton and son Brandon. Not much is known about her life before the apocalypse, but we do know she is fiercely protective of her family. In fact, the first time we see her she FUMES about her son and friend nearly getting beaten to death by Carl, who was protecting Sophia from getting hit herself. Despite the circumstances, Tammy goes ballistic on Maggie and makes her lock Carl up (which she does). In the comics, Earl is the Hilltop’s easygoing blacksmith who helps create weapons and armor for the colony. Eventually, he mentors Carl and helps protect his neighbors during the Whisperer War. However, the show’s version of Earl will be married to Brett Butler’s Tammy, meaning his character could be remixed with Tammy’s comic husband Morton.”
Of course, the show kinda has a Carl-shaped hole these days, meaning that that element of the characters will be tweaked for AMC’s The Walking Dead. Butler and Finn join other new additions in the form of Samantha Morton, Ryan Hurst, and Cassady McClincy.
The Walking Dead’s ninth season will premiere on October 7th.