“The Walking Dead” has officially cast an important character to the comic books in the AMC series. According to The Hollywood Report, Tom Payne will play the series character Paul “Jesus” Monroe.
Payne will appear in a recurring role for season six, coming next month, with an option for season seven. In the comics, Jesus comes to Alexandria from the Hilltop Colony, another nearby community. He is an even-tempered, morally sound but combat-capable character who becomes an adviser to Rick. With the casting comes speculation that Jesus’ addition to the show foretells the introduction of the villainous Negan to the show that fans have been dying to see.
Payne has previously appeared in the HBO series “Luck” making quite the name for himself.
The new season of The Walking Dead premieres Oct. 11 on AMC.