Rumors have already been circling for a number of weeks that comic book fan favorite “Heath” would be introduced in Season 6 of The Walking Dead. There were numerous images leaked from the set that showed a character dressed exactly like him. But AMC has made the casting announcement official via their own website, releasing an image of actor Corey Hawkins dawning Heath’s signature hair style.
AMC provided this snippet alongside the image: “Fans eagerly awaiting news on Season 6 of The Walking Dead have one more reason to get excited: the arrival of another key character from Robert Kirkman’s seminal comic book. Portrayed by actor Corey Hawkins, Heath is a key member of the Alexandria community.”
It is an interesting time to bring this character into the show, as Heath was introduced much earlier in the comics, prior to Rick and Co’s arrival at the Alexandria Safe Zone. We know the show tends to remix characters, so we’re interested to see their take.
Do you think Heath will stay true to his comic counterpart, or should we expect the unexpected? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below!
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