Yahoo's preview of The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Talking revealed that Daniel Radcliffe will be lending his voice talents to a portion of the upcoming episode, playing Temrinus member Gareth. According to the creative team behind Robot Chicken, the Harry Potter actor's role came about for a surprising reason.
"When we were going out to the actors from the show," Tom Sheppard explained, "The agent for the actor who played Gareth [Andrew J. West] from Terminus said he doesn't sing. So Seth [Green] put a call into Daniel Radcliffe…"
"As one does," joked Robot Chicken voice actor and writer Breckin Meyer.
"Yes, like you would do," Sheppard continued, "and basically we had Daniel Radcliffe singing the Terminus song."
While Radcliffe might be stepping in for a Walking Dead alum, a large number of the show's cast will be making an appearance. The episode will include performances from Andrew Lincoln, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jon Bernthal, Lennie James, Steven Yeun, Scott Wilson, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Michael Rooker, and Josh McDermitt.
You can check out the first clip from The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Talking here.
Robot Chicken's The Walking Dead episode is set to air on October 8 on Adult Swim.
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