'Walking Dead' Adds 'Go On' Alum in New Mystery Role

Tyler James Williams - H 2014
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Tyler James Williams - H 2014

AMC's The Walking Dead is adding to its cast.

The zombie drama has recruited Go On and Everybody Hates Chris alum Tyler James Williams, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Details on just whom Williams is playing are being kept under wraps, but THR can reveal his character is named Noah. It's unclear which episode Williams will make his debut in or if he'll be around in a guest, recurring or regular capacity.

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The news comes following weeks of speculation after the actor was spotted on the Atlanta set of The Walking Dead.

The Noah character does not exist in Robert Kirkman's comics, on which the AMC series is based. The TV adaptation has previously featured a character named Noah — played by Parker Wierling — who was a teenage resident of the Governor-led Woodbury and killed during the camp's battle with Rick and company.

Williams joins a swelling cast that includes Wire alum Seth Gilliam as comics character Father Gabriel and new series regulars Andrew J. West (Terminusbaddie Gareth), Alanna Masterson (Tara) and Christian Serratos (Rosita).

Williams, who starred on NBC's Matthew Perry comedy Go On and played Chris Rock's namesake on Everybody Hates Chris, is repped by Seven Summits Management, Osbrink and Hansen Jacobson.

The Walking Dead returns Oct. 12 on AMC. Rewatch the killer season-five trailer here.

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