Laurie Holden battled zombies for three seasons on The Walking Dead, but now she will take on an even tougher job — Stan Beeman’s (Noah Emmerich) love interest on The Americans, EW has confirmed.
Holden, who starred as the feisty Andrea on The Walking Dead across 35 episodes, has signed on for a recurring role on season 5 of the FX spy drama starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys. On the Emmy-nominated series, the actress will play Renee, a woman new to D.C. who takes an interest in the unlucky-in-love FBI agent.
Stan’s previous romantic ventures haven’t gone well for the women involved; his previous relationships on the FX series have ended in divorce and treason.
The Americans returns for its fifth and penultimate season in early 2017.
TVLine first reported the news.