The Walking Dead Season 6: First-look photos of new characters

New pictures from The Walking Dead season six reveals new characters.

EW revealed the new pictures, along with hints from The Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple about the identity of the three of the new pictured characters joining the sixth season: Ethan Embry (Grace and Frankie), Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie) and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton).

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Merritt Wever (above) will be playing Dr. Denise Cloyd, a character from The Walking Dead comic, in which her skills as a surgeon prove pivotal, when a main character suffers a serious injury. All we know about her role in the TV series is that her role as a medic becomes critical in the community of Alexandria after the death of Pete.

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Corey Hawkins (above) will be playing another of the comic’s characters, Heath, who is a supply-runner for the town. Showrunner Gimple, said: “He’s terrific and I’m so excited to see him bring Heath to life. It’s been fun and he dove in with both feet. He’s tough and skeptical when the cameras are rolling, and then when they’re off he’s just like a goofy fan. He’s really, really excited to be there.”

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And finally Embry (seen above with Rick and Morgan played by Andrew Lincoln and Lennie James) joins the cast as Carter, a character Gimple reveals is an amalgamation of different characters from the original comic: “Ethan plays a combo of a few characters that we actually haven’t hit yet or weren’t able to hit in other characters,” Adding: “He is an Alexandrian, and has been there the whole time, just quite busy.”

The Walking Dead Season 6 will air on AMC on October 11th in the US and the following day, October 12th at 10pm in the UK on FOX UK.