10:48am PT by Josh Wigler
'Walking Dead' Enlists Robert Patrick as Extended Season 10 Details Revealed
The future of the Walking Dead universe is coming into greater focus.
AMC has announced a February 28 premiere date for the six additional Walking Dead episodes, part of an extended 10th season order. Beyond the "when," there are new details about what's ahead in these six installments, including a casting announcement: the T-1000 himself, Robert Patrick, is going from the Terminator apocalypse to the zombie apocalypse.
Patrick is one of three new announced cast members for The Walking Dead season 10, alongside the previously revealed Hilarie Burton Morgan as Lucille and Cobra Kai alum Okea Eme-Akwari as new character Elijah. For his part, Patrick will play the role of a man named Mays. In announcing the casting, AMC unveiled a virtual table read featuring Patrick and other Walking Dead stars, previewing a very tense standoff between his new character and Seth Gilliam's Father Gabriel.
"Why do you wear that?" Patrick's Mays asks Gabriel. "The collar… why do you still wear it?
"Probably for the same reason you keep a room full of bibles," responds Gabriel. "It's a light in an otherwise very dark world, and a reminder of the goodness still within us … things like love, mercy and forgiveness."
"Toilet paper," Mays shoots back. "The bibles. They're my toilet paper. I like the thin pages — and I can find them everywhere."
"Maybe instead of wiping your ass with it, you should read it."
"Oh, I've read it. Cover to cover. That's why I wipe my ass with it," he says. "It must be hard preaching about something you don't believe in. Evil people aren't the exception to the rule; they are the rule. There's nothing left in this world but thieves and murderers."
"There's still goodness," says Gabriel. "You just have to look for it."
Mays ends the argument: "Who are you trying to convince, Father: me, or you?"
Watch the scene:
"There’s still goodness in this world, you just have to look for it..."
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In addition to the table read, AMC unveiled all six episode titles and descriptions for the remainder of season 10, including the long-theorized and highly awaited "Here's Negan," based on the one-shot featuring Jeffrey Dean Morgan's ex-Savior and co-starring Morgan's real life wife Hilarie Burton Morgan as Negan's deceased wife (and baseball bat namesake) Lucille. It's slated as the final episode of the season 10 run.
Other episodes include "Home Sweet Home," which puts the spotlight on Lauren Cohan's Maggie; "Find Me," in which Norman Reedus' Daryl and Melissa McBride's Carol come across an old cabin; "One More," home to the aforementioned standoff between Father Gabriel and Mays; "Splinter," which resumes the story of the wandering Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura) and Princess (Paola Lázaro); "Diverged," with Daryl and Carol's friendship tested to its limits; and the closer, "Here's Negan."
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