According to SpoilerTV, AMC's The Walking Dead are casting for three new, recurring characters...who will sound very familiar to comics fans.
In fact, because these descriptions are so on-the-nose, we'd caution against taking them too seriously. Don't read beyond if you don't want to be spoiled, but those who allow yourselves to be spoiled also take it with a grain of salt.
Here's what they've got to say:
The Walking Dead are currently casting for 3 new recurring roles SpoilerTV have learned.
John Tyler - Early 30's, vulgar with rough edges but wise. Wayne Kesey - Early 30's. Very smart and an experienced liar. Jordana Barraza - Late 20's tough hispanic and beautiful. Shamed about her past.
The show does have a history of casting popular roles by using fake names in the casting notices, but even without the real names, these characters seem pretty easily identifiable as Abraham, Rosita, and Eugene, travelers who met up with the main group in Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead comics. They became a big part of the series for about three years (real time, not story time). They arrived on the scene shortly after issue fifty, while the main group was still coping with fallout from the final battle with the Governor and Woodbury.
Two of the three characters have been with the group ever since. One of them died along the way. That death was recently referenced in an interview with series creator Robert Kirkman as an example of when he had plans for a character that had to be cancelled because he abruptly decided to kill that person instead while writing the issue.
Season Four of AMC's The Walking Dead begins in October.