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New cast members for 'The Walking Dead' revealed

Warning: slight spoilers are mentioned in this article.

Michael Cudlitz joins the 'Walking Dead' cast
Michael Cudlitz joins the 'Walking Dead' castMichael Cudlitz joins the 'Walking Dead' cast

This Sunday marks the return of AMC's wildly popular 'The Walking Dead', with its fifth season premiere.

But as the New York Post reports, the new season will introduce several new cast members, much needed for a show with characters facing a high mortality rate.

While these cast members will be new to the show, regular readers of Robert Kirkman's comic book series will be familiar with their names.

Joining the cast will be comedian Josh McDermitt who will be playing Eugene, a former middle school science teacher, using his scientific knowledge for survival.

'Southland' star Michael Cudlitz will play Abraham Ford, a former U.S. army sergeant with an explosive temper.

Rounding out the new arrivals will be Rosita Espinoza (played by Christian Serratos from the 'Twilight' film series), a woman with a co-dependent relationship with Ford.

All three characters are on a mission; to meet with officials in Washington D.C.

McDermott claims to have special knowledge into the origin of the walkers, and hopes his information might help to end their plight.

No word as to how these characters will meet up with Rick's crew.

One returning cast member is slightly confounding; its been confirmed that David Morrissey will return as the Governor. How, you may ask? After all, the Governor is shot to death at the end of Season four.

In a TV Guide Q&A, it was announced that "Don't expect to see too many familiar faces since Rick and Carl take center stage when the AMC drama returns. While Rick heals from his beating from The Governor — whom you will see again — Carl will lose something very important to him. (No, not his innocence!) In other news, it won't be long before this mystery is blown wide open."

So odds are this will only be a hallucination on Rick or Carl's part, and I hope its left at that, or the series will be stretching its already thin credibility in logical story plotting.