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‘The Walking Dead’ Adds Xander Berkeley in Mystery Role

‘The Walking Dead’ Adds Xander Berkeley in Mystery Role


The Walking Dead has added a new castmember to its ranks in a mysterious new role.

Xander Berkeley has been cast in the hit zombie apocalypse series and upon first read, the part sounds like that of a certain bad guy everyone has been waiting for.

According to TVLine, who broke the news, Berkeley’s mystery character shares “some of the same characteristics as Negan. Namely his narcissism, huge ego and self-preservation. He’s also said to relish the superiority that comes with being in control, but he plays it off with a car salesman-type charm.”

The site promises that Berkeley, however, is NOT playing Negan, so fans will still have to wait on that casting news.

Berkeley has a long list of acting credits including Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Candyman, 24, Taken, Being Human, Nikita, Salem and Longmire, to name a few.

Look out for the actor to appear in his new role during the second half of the show’s sixth season.

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the show’s season 6 character portraits and let us know what clues you think they’re giving fans.

The Walking Dead‘s sixth season premieres Sunday, October 11 at 9/8c on AMC.

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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