Hungry for some “Walking Dead” scoop? The AMC series doesn’t return until the fall, but production on Season 6 of the beloved zombie apocalypse drama is already underway. Although details about the upcoming installment are scarce, some casting information was recently released online.
Project Casting posted a notice on Monday that “The Walking Dead” was holding a casting call for “military types” in the Atlanta, GA area. Producers are reportedly looking for a Caucasian male between the age of 35 and 55 and 6’ or taller. The description states that they are seeking a “clean cut career military type.”
What’s interesting about the casting information is that the call is for a “still shoot” – not filming. So, what does that mean for Season 6? Anything is possible! The survivors could be running into some military personnel, or an abandoned army camp with soldier zombies. After the events in the Season 5 finale, Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) group could also be moving on from Alexandria to find a new safe haven.
When viewers last left off in the Season 5 finale, Morgan (Lennie James) came face-to-face with the “Wolves,” two dangerous men who were branding walkers with a “W” and using them for their own personal gain. Morgan managed to escape the Wolves – and even helped out Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Aaron (Ross Marquand) when they found themselves stuck in a trap set by the Wolves.
Inside Alexandria, Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) went off the deep end and left the gate to the safe haven open. Zombies made their way into the neighborhood, but fortunately constable Rick was there to save the day. However, while Rick was risking his life to help others, the townsfolk were debating about what to do with him. Deanna (Tovah Feldshuh) appeared ready to banish Rick from Alexandria, but everything changed when an angry and drunk Pete (Corey Brill) showed up to the town meeting … with Michonne’s (Danai Gurira) katana in his hand. Deanna’s husband, Reg (Steve Coulter), tried to calm Pete down, but Pete ended up slicing Reg’s throat. The Season 5 concluded with Deanna giving Rick permission to kill Pete, and Morgan arriving just in time to see his friend shoot him.
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