AMC previously announced a few months ago that actor Xander Berkeley, best known for his work on 24, had been cast in an undisclosed role on The Walking Dead. Now they’ve confirmed that Berkeley will be playing Gregory, a character who appears in The Walking Dead comics.
This news shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone familiar with the comics, as Berkeley looks quite similar to the cowardly leader of the Hilltop Colony, which has yet to be introduced on the TV series. While Berkeley’s casting isn’t as big a deal as Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan reveal, it’s interesting to see Gregory being confirmed, as this likely means that we’ll be seeing “The Larger World” arc at some point in the near future on the show.
Berkeley will be joining the cast sometime in the second part of season six, which is shaping up to be the show’s most exciting yet.