It was rumored earlier this week that Lawrence Gilliard Jr. was in talks to join the cast of The Walking Dead Season 4 in a series regular role. It has now been confirmed and we have some additional character details. As we suspected, the previous character name given was fake. It turns out that he'll actually be playing Bob Stookey, a character from the comic book series.

The official character description from the casting call listed Stookey as a “former army medic who is deeply haunted by his past — pre- and post-zombie apocalypse. As a result, he’s a bit of a loner, although he maintains a charming/self-deprecating/confident public face.”

In the comic book series, the character is quite a bit older and is the town drunk of Woodbury. We're curious to see how things will change now that the Woodbury group has moved into the prison.

For those that missed the previous Season 4 cast news, Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Emily Kinney have been promoted to “series regular” status. While it means that they will be featured prominently in Season 4, the “series regular” status does not mean that they cannot be killed. It has also been confirmed that David Morrissey signed on for Season 4 as a series regular. Previously, he had only committed to a single season of The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead Season 4 begins filming in May and we should have much more information at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con in July. Catch up on our recent coverage by visiting the following links:

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Source: THR