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Casting calls officially underway for 'The Walking Dead' season 5

The Walking Dead begins shooting season 5 on May 5, 2014.
The Walking Dead begins shooting season 5 on May 5, 2014.

Today is reporting that the first casting calls have gone out in Los Angeles and Atlanta for the hugely popular AMC television series The Walking Dead season 5. The show will return to Atlanta for shooting beginning on May 5, 2014. The season order is for 16 episodes.

Starring in The Walking Dead is BAFTA Awards nominee Andrew Lincoln as the show's main protagonist Rick Grimes. Among the many other actors starring in the series is two-time Young Artist Awards nominee Chandler Riggs as Rick's son Carl Grimes; Steven Yeun is Glenn Rhee, the son of Korean immigrants; Norman Reedus plays Southern hunter and expert tracker Daryl Dixon; Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. plays Bob Stookey; Melissa McBride plays the fragile character Carol Peletier; Scott Wilson portrays Hershel Greene; Emily Kinney plays Beth Greene; Chad L. Coleman plays Tyreese; and Sonequa Martin-Green plays Sasha.

Two-time Daytime Emmy Award nominee Scott M. Gimple is executive producer and showrunner. Also executive producing is Independent Spirit Awards winner and Valhalla Entertainment CEO Gale Anne Hurd, five-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Gregory Nicotero, Primetime Emmy Award nominee Tom Luse, as well as Dave Alpert and Robert Kirkman of Circle of Confusion. The Walking Dead season 5 Premieres in October, 2014 on AMC.

Details about The Walking Dead casting calls can be found on the following website:

The Walking Dead Casting

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