Deadline reports Alanna Masterson is joining the cast of AMC’s smash The Walking Dead. She will recur in the upcoming fourth season with an option to become a regular in Season 5 of the zombie drama. Details on her role are scarce but she will be introduced in the middle of the season as a new survivor in the world of The Walking Dead. Masterson, repped by Jackie Lewis at LBTalent and manager Carol Masterson, now joins recently cast Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa in Season 4 of The Walking Dead.
Many websites are reporting rumors that Masterson will play Tara Chalmers from The Walking Dead comic books. However; this information is being misreported. Tara Chalmers is from another popular TWD spinoff called The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor – an actual novel that details The Governor’s back story and how he rose to power in Woodbury. If Masterson was cast to play the role of Tara Chalmers, I’m assuming she will play a heavy role in The Governor’s (David Morrissey) character development during Season 4 – either aiding or providing shelter for him at some point. This is most likely the case, seeing that The Governor will have 2 standalone episodes during the first half of Season 4.
What are your thoughts? Who do you think Alanna Masterson will play during Season 4 of The Walking Dead?