The promise of safety in The Walking Dead never lasts, between campsites, farms and prisons, but Rick’s group may settle into Alexandria for the long haul. The AMC horror smash has officially updated three of Alexandria’s most notable residents to series regular for the sixth season, but is it a walker bait-and-switch?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tovah Feldshuh (Deanna Monroe), Alexandra Breckenridge (Jessie Anderson) and Austin Nichols (Spencer Monroe) have all joined the ranks of series regulars for Season 6, bringing the cast number to its highest regulars yet at 18. All three characters share similar comic counterparts in Alexandria, though Deanna originated in the books as Douglas, a male figure with an identical role.

Of course, The Walking Dead has a habit of making cast members regulars the same season of their deaths, and if Season 6 follows the comics, well … let’s just say Alexandria (and its residents) may not be safe behind the walls for very long

Elsewhere of The Walking Dead Season 6, we know that Straight Outta Compton star Corey Hawkins has joined the series in the comic role of Alexandria runner Heath, alongside new additions Ethan Embry and Merrit Wever. AMC has also released clips and a few photos, amid previews of a fleshed-out comic backstory, while we’ve broken down the Season 6 trailer and previewed exactly how disgusting walkers will look, and all before digital FX.

Not only that, but Season 6 will also host installments of a half-hour special set on an airplane, a character of which will go on to a role in Fear The Walking Dead Season 2. Season 6 has also been observed casting two major comic characters to play a larger role in the second half of the season.

We’ll see more of The Walking Dead Season 6 on the road to October, so check out the trailers again below, and stay tuned for the latest from cast and crew.

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