New reports from The Spoiling Dead Fans claim that Harold Perrineau has been spotted on the Georgia set of The Walking Dead. While the group warns that there is yet to be concrete evidence of Perrineau on set, TSDF say, "A few people at the filming site today reported that they think they saw actor Harold Perrineau."
ComicBook.com has reached out to AMC for comment but they were not available for immediate comment.
Perrineau has been one of the top choices by fans to play the role of Ezekiel as the Kingdom storyline has grown closer and closer. The actor has previously played Michael Dawson on LOST, Manny on Constantine, and Mercutio in Romeo + Juliet. Currently, the actor is attached to four projects listed as being in post-production on his IMDb page.
Perrineau was ComicBook.com's first choice for the role of Ezekiel. Ezekiel is the eccentric leader of the Kingdom community who distances himself from the rest of the group by acting extravagantly and keeping a protective pet tiger. Prior to the apocalypse, Ezekiel was a zookeeper. He becomes a very strong ally to Rick and the Alexandria group and offers his army, himself, and his tiger to the war against Negan and the Saviors.
Recently, reports of Ezekiel's tiger (which is said to be a mix of CGI and animatronics) surfaced as being on set for the third episode of season seven. To cap season six, Morgan and Carol were discovered by members of the Kingdom. For Carol's sake, we had better hope they arrive there quickly.
Also worth pointing out - one of the two people Perrineau has followed on Twitter most recently is The Walking Dead's writer and creator Robert Kirkman.
We will update when we hear more.
The Walking Dead will return this fall for its seventh season.
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AMC has told ComicBook.com that there is no validity to Harold Perrineau being cast in The Walking Dead.