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Merritt Wever Confirmed as Dr. Denise Cloyd – Embry to Play Multiple Comic Characters


By now you probably know Season 6 of The Walking Dead will welcome at least three new cast members. Announced and confirmed actors Ethan Embry, Merritt Wever and Corey Hawkins. Now we’re finally getting some new images of the actors in their character attire. Take a look at the images, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, down below.

Revealed during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, showrunner Scott M. Gimple spoke of Ethan Embry and Merritt Wever joining the cast for the upcoming season of The Walking Dead. For those unfamiliar with the two actors, Ethan Embry is currently starring in the TV series Grace and Frankie, whereas Merritt Wever starred as Zoey Barkow on Nurse Jackie.

the-walking-dead-merrit-weaverEthan Embry will be playing a combination of characters from the comic book although it’s unconfirmed just which characters will be portrayed under the name Carter. Scott Gimple noted that Carter is from Alexandria but has been “busy” for quite some time. Additionally, Merritt Wever will be taking on the role of Dr. Denise Cloyd, a medic within the community of Alexandria, a character who has a prominent role in the The Walking Dead comic book series.

corey-hawkins-the-walking-deadAlso included in Season 6 is Heath, played by Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton). Heath is another character straight from the pages of The Walking Dead graphic novels, who plays an integral role as the Alexandria Safe Zone’s supply runner. Can we smell a bond session between Heath and Glenn?

Are you excited to see more characters from the comic book make an appearance on the show? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below!