WHAT’S HIS DEAL? | Traveling with Sgt. Ford and the recently cast Rosita Espinosa, Porter claims to know the secret origins of the zombie apocalypse.
WHO WE’D CAST | Heroes puppeteer David H. Lawrence XVII would bring the perfect slovenly condescension to the role.
NAME | Father Gabriel Stokes
WHAT’S HIS DEAL? | After hiding out for months in his church, Revered Stokes joins Rick’s motley crew.
WHO WE’D CAST | Genre king Lance Reddick (Fringe, Lost) has the range and the ecclesiastic edge to give our heroes some faith.
NAME | Holly
WHAT’S HER DEAL? | A take-no-prisoners attitude has allowed this tough chick to survive – but it can also get her into trouble.
WHO WE’D CAST | She already has the attitude down, so if she trims her bob, Clea DuVall (American Horror Story: Asylum) could be a ringer for this survivor.
NAME | Douglas Monroe
WHAT’S HIS DEAL? | A powerful former Congressman with whom Rick has a rocky relationship.
WHO WE’D CAST | Guest actor extraordinaire Alan Dale (NCIS, Once Upon a Time) looks and sounds like a politician and would make a great foil for Andrew Lincoln.
NAME | Regina Monroe
WHAT’S HER DEAL? | Douglas’ wife – although their marriage seems more political than romantic.
WHO WE’D CAST | Judy Davis (The Starter Wife) has the poise and calculating air of a politician’s wife. Plus, like our Kiwi pick for her husband, Aussie Davis is from the southern hemisphere.
NAME | Chris
WHAT’S HIS DEAL? | The leader of a group of survivors who let their hunger get the better of them.
WHO WE’D CAST | Andrew Scott (Sherlock’s Moriarty) has a smile that says “don’t get trapped in the Andes with me.”
NAME | Negan
WHAT’S HIS DEAL? | Armed with his barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat named Lucille, this violent man is a major antagonist in later issues.
WHO WE’D CAST | No one does smirking sociopathy quite like Kevin Durand (Lost).
NAME | Paul “Jesus” Monroe
WHAT’S HIS DEAL? | This survivor gets his nickname from both his physical resemblance to JC and his peace-loving behavior.
WHO WE’D CAST | Scandal alum Henry Ian Cusick definitely has that Jesus look going for him.
NAME | Ezekiel
WHAT’S HIS DEAL? | This mysterious former zookeeper is now the “King” of a community of survivors.
WHO WE’D CAST | Since our first pick Laurence Fishburne is busy with Hannibal, we’re going to ask Michael Dorn (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) to start growing out his hair.
NAME | Shiva
WHAT’S HER DEAL? | Born into captivity, Shiva has known Ezekiel since she was just a cub.
WHO WE’D CAST | Hmm… Rajah (Aladdin) and Richard Parker (Life of Pi) certainly have the gravitas, but they’re both animated (and male). We’ll have to put a call in to the tiger from Katy Perry’s “Roar” video.