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The Walking Dead season 6 casts Xander Berkeley in mystery role

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The Walking Dead cast has found a new face for season 6, but viewers will have to wait a little while before they feel his presence on the show.

AMC has confirmed to EW that 24 and Nikita star Xander Berkeley has been cast in the upcoming season, but will not debut until season 6’s second half.

As TVLine first reported, the name of Berkeley’s character name has not yet been revealed, but he is not set to play the comic book character Negan. He will, however, have some personality traits similar to the leader of the Saviors, including his big ego and his survival instincts and enoy the sense of power and control Negan does in the comics. As TVLine also noted, his deal for appearing on the show includes the potential for a series regular position in season 7.

The Walking Dead‘s sixth season will premiere on Oct. 11 on AMC.

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