After watching the carnage unfold in the Season 5 premiere of AMC's The Walking Dead, viewers are eager to see what dead and living people Rick and the group will encounter next. Alexandra Breckenridge might cross paths with the band of survivors down the line, as it was just announced that the actress has signed on to play a recurring role on the current season of The Walking Dead.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alexandra Breckenridge will play Samantha, "an attractive, strong, smart, charming and articulate woman with a vulnerable side. She's a mother with a bohemian spirit, and a talented artist." The role is a recurring one that supposedly comes with an option to stick around as a regular in Season 6, which was recently announced.

Don't be surprised if the name and the character description aren't identical to what will be shown onscreen, as producers on The Walking Dead generally give actors a fake character name and a backstory that is similar to the actual character they will be playing, though not identical, in order to keep key details under wraps.

No characters named "Samantha" can be found in The Walking Dead comic book series. FX viewers might recognize Breckenridge from her American Horror Story guest roles, having played Young Moira in Season 1 and Kaylee in Season 3.

The Hollywood Reporter also reveals that AMC is casting for a character named "Donna", "a formidable, respected and influential journalist with integrity, strength and occasionally wise-ass humor. She's a leader, a mother and someone who reads people very well."

Again, the name and description are likely not 100% accurate to what we will see on the show, but they still give a good idea of what type of character we can expect. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates.

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