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.
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).