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Which ‘Walking Dead’ Star Will Have a Larger Role in Season 3?

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In a world where the dead rise, and it seems like everyone you know has a ticking clock above their heads, it must be nice to have a little bit of job security.  But for one survivor newly promoted to series regular for ‘The Walking Dead‘ Season 3, what could that mean for their loved ones?

Hello, farmer’s daughter!  TVLine reports that ‘The Walking Dead’ has opted to promote Season 2 guest star Lauren Cohan to series regular for the upcoming Season 3, meaning we’ll see plenty more of Maggie Greene when the post-apocalyptic thriller returns this fall.  When last we left Maggie at the end of Season 2 finale “Beside the Dying Fire,” the elder surviving Greene daughter mused with her beau Glenn the idea of abandoning the other survivors to make it on their own, a notion that her father Hershel (Scott Wilson) quickly refuted.

So with Maggie confirmed to be sticking around for the time being, what might that mean for those around her?  Could her sister Beth, an original AMC character who already attempted to take her own life in season 2 be next for the chopping block, or is it her father Hershel who needs to fall for Maggie to stand on her own.  Perhaps even Glenn, or herself?

Fans of the long-running image comic series know that Maggie (as well as Glenn) continue to survive to this day, though that may not mean much given that AMC ‘The Walking Dead’ season 2 saw the deaths of – SPOILER ALERT – Dale Horvath (Jeffrey DeMunn) and Sophia Peletier (Madison Lintz), both of whom survived long after Hershel’s farm in the books.  Additionally, both DeMunn and Jon Bernthal too were series regulars when their characters bit the big one.

So what path might AMC’s Maggie take for ‘The Walking Dead’s 16-episode season three, as the survivors meet Michonne (Danai Gurira), take shelter at the prison and face off with the town of Woodbury, led by the vicious Governor (David Morrissey)?  Whatever the case, her promotion to series regular is a welcome bit of security for Lauren Cohan fans, who’ve seen the actress bounce around multiple sci-fi series such as ‘Supernatural,’ ‘Chuck‘ and ‘The Vampire Diaries‘ over the years.

What say you?  Are you happy to keep Maggie Greene around a bit longer, or were you hoping the character got an early zombie bite?  Maybe the undead won’t be the biggest threats after all!  Tell us what you want to see from ‘The Walking Dead’ season 3 in the comments below!

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