The Walking Dead season 8 is now casting two speaking roles.
Production for the new season of The Walking Dead is ramping up, and many fans are wondering what’s going to happen next. For season eight, the excitement and curiosity regarding new cast members is heating up, and according to reports, casting directors are now casting two new roles for the upcoming eighth season.
According to TV Line, producers are now casting for two recurring roles.
The first character is named Dylan and is described as “a sexy, blue-collar twentysomething whose survival skills include sarcasm.”
The second character’s name Abbud and TVLine describe the role as “an innately likable Muslim American whose nerves are, let’s say, jangled, because he’s flown solo for too long in zombieland.”
TVLine reports notices for the role of Dillon suggest that the actor selected for the part could have a significant recurring role in the series, suggesting he is likely to survive the upcoming season.
This news comes after the show runner Scott. M Gimple told Entertainment Weekly that season eight would make significant changes to how the show is produced.
“By virtue of the fact that the narrative has turned into one of pretty intense conflict,” he said, “it’s going to affect the structure in ways that make it a bit more kinetic, a bit more breakneck — shifting away from entire stories in one episode, and sort of fractured over several episodes, with little pieces of each story coming together.” Gimple continued, “So, yeah, things are going to move, and possibly not have the kind of deep dives into characters in single episodes, but rather laying out the pieces as we go on.”
The Walking Dead season eight will begin in October 2017 on AMC. -VIA