The Walking Dead Season 7 Ezekiel

Walking Dead: Ezekiel, The Kingdom Poised to Join the Negan Fight

The following article contains potential spoilers regarding Season 7 of The Walking Dead. If you’d rather be surprised, look at the flowers or at anything but this.

The Walking Dead is getting the keys to The Kingdom.

TVLine has learned that AMC has issued a casting call for the recurring role of Augustus, a character who bears a striking resemblance to Ezekiel, who, in Robert Kirkman’s series of graphic novels, is the self-proclaimed king of The Kingdom. A doozy of a character, His Highness is described as flamboyant and wise, nice and weird.

TWD EzekielOh, and in the comic books, the former zookeeper also has a pet tiger named Shiva. You know, just for good measure!

Presuming the show continues to more or less follow Kirkman’s blueprint, The Kingdom will be revealed to be part of a trading network with The Hilltop. When Jesus introduces his buddy, Ezekiel, to Rick, a plan is hatched to take down the Saviors and avenge… well, we don’t know yet who Lucille bludgeoned. But there will obviously be some avenging going on. (Also of note: In the comic books, His Majesty has an affair with Michonne.)

So, keeping in mind that the series is looking for an African-American actor in his 40s, who do you think should get the part? Hit the comments with your casting suggestions!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. dnda128 says:

    Morgan Freeman.

  2. Kayla says:

    Obviously, Morgan Freeman.

  3. AJ says:

    Bashir Salahuddin from Looking

  4. Charles says:

    Djimon Hounsou

  5. el Padrino says:

    Mekhi Phifer

  6. Lianne says:

    Idris Elba

  7. Kamal Gonzalez says:

    Dave Fennoy

  8. Jason says:

    No casting call for very large cats?

  9. Mik says:

    Well we know they love The Wire on TWD, so I’d love to see a Wendell Pierce (he’s 52 though) or maybe Michael K. Williams.

  10. Dave says:

    Laurence Fishburne!

  11. "A" says:

    Lance Reddick, Andre Braugher, Jason Winston George, James Pickens, Jr.,J. August Richards, Naveen Andrews, Giancarlo Esposito, and D. B. Woodside come to mind.

  12. Dan says:

    Robert Wisdom from Prison Break

  13. KLS says:

    Colin Salmon from Limitless (53, though)

  14. mimi says:

    idris elba, put a wig on him.

  15. shemark57 says:

    Samuel L. Jackson

  16. TLR says:

    Harold Perrineau is the first person that pops in my head.

  17. Eric says:

    Dave Fennoy would be awesome of course, but I think at 64, he might be too old for the role. I thought that the aforementioned Bashir Salahuddin was a good choice too. At 39 he might be even TOO young (I always read Ezekiel as a slightly older guy), but those are two great choices I think.

  18. Sterling K. Brown from The People v. O.J. Simpson.

  19. Jason says:

    Ving Rhames would be perfect for this role. as he pretty much already played a character that looked like in surrogates

  20. pickles says:

    Blair Underwood.

  21. Cassie says:

    Isaiah Washington.

  22. Arif Hussain says:

    Dave Fennoy

  23. Gigi says:

    Shemar Moore….he is done with Criminal Minds….and is looking for other opportunities!

  24. G'ma58 says:

    There are so many great actors, Tyrese Gibson, Gary Dourdan, and Shamar Moore are my top picks. And then there are the dream picks Common, Idris Elba, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Djimon Hounsou. All would make a great Ezekiel.

  25. sherry says:

    Samuel Jackson

  26. zroc says:

    George Clinton.

  27. Dave Fennoy and no one else.

  28. Adrian says:

    Reading rainbows levar burton

  29. Kios says:

    Eamonn Walker

  30. I Like Sam Jackson, but I’m not sure about his age. How about Common?

  31. Susan says:

    Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

  32. CHR says:

    Orlando Jones!

  33. davido says:

    Isaiah Washington

  34. davido says:

    Or J. August Richards

  35. Bokeem Woodbine, Mike Milligan from season 2 of Fargo.

  36. Spence says:

    Personally, I would’ve loved a gender swap for Ezekiel and have her played by S. Epatha Merkeson, though she’s on Chicago Med. I just think she’s a great actress and would’ve fit that type of character really well, haha

  37. ken says:

    Lenny Kravitz…….Mic drop

  38. aa says:

    Bokeem Woodbine from Fargo season 2 . is the best choice .

  39. Robert says:

    Questlove or Ron Funches! LOL

  40. Robert says:

    Forrest Whitaker is always a good bet,

  41. jim says:

    Wesley Snipes. No one can top him.

  42. Robert says:

    Terry Crews would look awesome sporting dreads and a tiger!

  43. Nicholas Coffee says:

    Taye diggs

  44. Chris says:

    Vin Diesel

  45. Terrence Young says:

    I would love the opportunity to be apart of this!!!

  46. I hope this isn’t another year of lead up to 5 minutes of on screen nothing. I don’t even want to see anything until October. And it better be worth it. Since last season was left as it was I will give it a few shows then see if I will continue watching. TWD really pissed me off with the crappy ending and the sorry excuses as to why they did it.

  47. Louise quan says:

    Terrance Howard or Orlando Jones these two can do flamboyant

  48. RJ67 says:

    Chiwetel Ejiofor