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Three New Actors Join Cast of AMC’s Original Series, The Walking Dead

This past week, details trickled out about the cast of AMC’s upcoming series, The Walking Dead.

EW.com reports Sarah Wayne Callies — best known for Fox’s Prison Break — will play the female lead. The 32-year-old actress has been cast as Lori Grimes, the wife of Rick, a police officer who leads a group of survivors after a zombie apocalypse.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Laurie Holden — formerly of The X-Files and lately of The Shield — is set to play Andrea, a key member of the survivor clan known for her markswomanship.

The Reporteralso notes that Steven Yeun has been signed up to play Glenn, a survivor who saves Rick’s life (at least in the comic).

These cast members join the previously announced Andrew Lincoln, who stars as Rick, and Jon Bernthal, who’ll be playing Rick’s partner and best friend. The series — written, produced, and directed by three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) — is based on the graphic novel by Robert Kirkman. The Walking Dead is set to premiere in October 2010, during AMC Fearfest, the network’s annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films.

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