The Walking Dead has added Alicia Witt to its roster.
The actress took to Twitter to share the news and AMC has also officially confirmed to ComicBook.com that she has joined the series.
proud & overjoyed to get to announce to you today: I'm joining one of the greatest shows ever made.#TheWalkingDead! @WalkingDead_AMC#TWD— alicia witt (@aliciawitty) February 4, 2016
Witt's character is still unknown and it's tough to tell who she will play based on our knowledge of the comics. It's possible she'll be one of Negan's wives or a member of either the Hilltop or Kingdom communities which will soon be introduced on the show. There is always the possibility of the TV series pulling off another gender swap like it did with Douglas Monroe's transformation to Deanna Monroe.
It's unlikely Witt will appear in the back half of season six, which wrapped production in November of last year, unless she has been keeping her joining of the cast a secret for months. Season seven begins production in a few months which is likely to be where we'll meet her character.
Witt is best known for her work on Friday Night Lights as Cheryl and will also be appearing on ABC's Nashville. Her other work, which includes over 60 acting credits, comes from TV and films like 88 Minutes, Two Weeks Notice, and Person of Interest.
The Walking Dead returns from its midseason hiatus February 14 at 9 PM ET on AMC.