Casting on 'The Walking Dead' has rarely been forthcoming or attention-grabbing, given the locked-box AMC tends to keep its character identities inside, though the latest official season 5 addition has been a long-time coming. Weeks after being spotted on the set, 'Everybody Hates Chris' and 'Go On' star Tyler James Williams has been confirmed for a role in the new season, but as whom, you ask? Let us shed a little light...

Per The Hollywood Reporter, AMC would only identify the character as "Noah," without specifying the length of Williams' presence within the season. Spoilers be warned, but if you look closely at the Comic-Con 2014 trailer, you can spot Williams' "Noah" fleeing the mysterious hospital setting behind Beth (Emily Kinney), whose story has been kept under the most secrecy of any this season. Additionally, earlier summer set photos portrayed the character as sharing scenes with Daryl at a later point, without any context of how the two ended up together, or of Beth's fate.

Here's how AMC describes the new season, due to shamble out on October 12:

Season Four of The Walking Dead ended with Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate. Season Five picks up shortly thereafter. What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the group’s lost comrades, as well as new locales, new conflicts, and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive.

Stories will break apart and intersect. The characters will find love and hate. Peace and conflict. Contentment and terror. And, in the quest to find a permanent, safe place to call home, one question will haunt them…After all they’ve seen, all they’ve done, all they’ve sacrificed, lost, and held on to no matter what the cost…Who do they become?

While we wait for ‘The Walking Dead’ season 5, we know that existing stars Christian Serratos (Rosita), Alanna Masterson (Tara) and Andrew J. West (Gareth) have all been upgraded to series regulars, while ‘The Wire‘ star Seth Gilliam joined in a role confirmed to be that of comic preacher Gabriel Stokes. The fifth season of AMC’s monster-drama will pick up shortly after season 4 finale “A,” eschewing the usual time jump to show Rick and the group's escape from Terminus. Oh, and don’t forget about our beat-by-beat breakdown of the Comic-Con trailer!

We're just weeks way from the season 5 premiere of 'The Walking Dead,' so give us your theories on Beth's new friend, and tell us what you want see when the dead rise again on October 12!

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