A few days ago, we reported that Tyreese was joining The Walking Dead Seasons 3, here’s the first footage of Chad Coleman (The Wire) as the hammer-wielding zombie slayer Tyreese.
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When the TV show was first announced, fans of the comic book series have been eager to see Tyreese in the small screen. In the comic he joins Rick’s group before the events of the prison. In the series the character has yet to made his debut, he will appear on the next episode, which is the mid-season-finale. So instead of meeting up before the prison, Tyreese and his group seem to have found the prison on their own.
Chad Coleman from The Wire was confirmed for the role of Tyreese , but we don’t have confirmation on who is with him in the promo. In the comic book series, Tyreese is traveling with his daughter (Julie) and her boyfriend (Chris). We’re assuming those are two of the survivors he’s with. The other female is either bitten or wounded. Stay tuned for the upcoming episode 308 of the hit AMC’s action-drama series The Walking Dead.
Now this is a good casting call and great news since Tyreese, one of the main characters in The Walking Dead comic series is making its TV debut real soon. Tyreese was absent in the first two seasons.
Chad Coleman joins The Walking Dead as Tyreese
TV Line recently informed that actor Chad Coleman will join the cast of The Walking Dead as Tyreese. Coleman is best known for his role as Dennis “Cutty” Wise on The Wire and providing the voice for ‘Coach’ in Left4Dead 2.
While in the comics, Tyreese is a prominent member of the survivors through their tenure in the prison, and was additionally a central character within the series. Following the death of Shane, he filled the role of Rick’s right-hand man. He was portrayed as a strong and charismatic survivor who often acted as a leader. Tyreese revealed himself to be a one-time NFL pro football player in the late 1990′s. In the zombie apocalypse he specializes in blunt weapons against the undead, carrying his trusty hammer everywhere he went, but he remained as a terrible marksman.
The character’s arrival is rumored to be in this season’s eighth episode in the upcoming Dec. 2 fall finale, after Coleman was spotted on the Woodbury set in Senoia, Georgia. This is supposed to occur when Rick prepares to do battle with David Morrissey’s Governor.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Chandler Riggs (Carl), Lauren Cohan (Maggie), Scott Wilson (Hershel), Melissa McBride (Carol), David Morrissey (The Governor) and Danai Gurira (Michonne).