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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4: “Roy Stark” Cast With Lawrence Gilliard Jr.?

The Walking Dead Season 4 Roy Stark Lawrence Gilliard Jr
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A few weeks ago, we heard that ‘The Walking Dead‘ season 4 had begun casting for a new series regular, that of former Army medic “Roy Stark.” The seemingly-original character description launched a tidal wave of speculation as to whether or not the character represented someone specific from the books, but new reports suggesting ‘The Wire’ star Lawrence Gillard Jr. for the role may turn that around. Find out the true identity of Roy Stark for ‘The Walking Dead’ season 4 inside!

Among the many new characters added to ‘The Walking Dead’ in season 3 finale “Welcome to the Tombs,” we’re most excited to meet the mysterious army medic “Roy Stark” we’ve been hearing about for season 4. While some had speculated that the character’s army association made him a likely counterpart for fan-favorite comic character Abraham Ford, iDigitalTimes claims that ‘The Wire’ and ‘The Waterboy’ star Lawrence Gilliard Jr. has become the frontrunner for the role.

The character is said to be plagued by his past before and after the zombie apocalypse, keeping to himself mostly, but maintaining a charming, confident and self-deprecating exterior. The original casting notice called for an actor in his 30s to 40s. So far, ‘The Walking Dead’ season 4 has bumped up actors Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Emily Kinney to series regular, while AMC earlier confirmed that David Morrissey’s villainous Governor would also return in season 4 as a series regular.

Well, what say you? Do you think Lawrence Gilliard Jr. would make a good addition to ‘The Walking Dead’ season 4? What do you think about the mysterious Roy Stark? Check out the latest preview for ‘The Walking Dead’ season 4 below, and tell us what you want to see happen in the comments!

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