The zombie apocalypse is getting a little crowded. On August 26 Wetpaint Entertainment posted the news that actor Tyler Williams has reportedly joined the cast of the AMC drama "The Walking Dead" for it's upcoming fifth season. The actor, who is best known for playing the leading role in the television series "Everybody Hates Chris," has been spotted filming on location, although there has been no official announcement. Casting has been unusually spoiled for the upcoming season, which will include a handful of new characters as the prison survivors lives get more complex.
According to the Spoiling the Dead Facebook page, Tyler has been filming in Georgia for several weeks. Many images have been posted to the page that show a man that looks exactly like the actor filming in a yellow shirt next to Norman Reedus who plays Daryl Dixon. The photos show the pair on a stairwell outside the second story of a rusty warehouse building. It's possible they are filming a scene inside since many crew members are shown setting up a shot.
It is rumored that Williams will play a character with the name Heath. Fans have speculated that Williams also briefly appears in the official season five trailer that was released at San Diego Comic Con. A man wearing what looks like green scrubs can be seen coming out of the building behind Beth Greene and it looks a whole lot like Williams. It's possible that he is filming scenes with both Norman and Emily and somehow their paths all cross.
On August 27 Screencrush revealed that Williams has posted evidence to his official Twitter account that confirm he has been in Atlanta filming. The posts are several weeks old, and filming began in early May and will continue through the middle of fall. All of this evidence seems to indicate he will have a role, although more information is being kept under wraps until the show returns in October.
"The Walking Dead' season five will return to AMC on Sunday, October 12 at 9 p.m. on AMC. Another new character joining the show is Father Gabriel Stokes, played by actor Seth Gilliam, who is based on a character from the comic book series. The fifth season will pick up just moments after the season four finale and will have the standard sixteen episodes, with eight airing in 2014 and the other eight airing in early 2015.