‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4 Adds Alanna Masterson – Who Will She Play?

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Walking Dead Season 4 Adds Alanna Masterson The Walking Dead Season 4 Adds Alanna Masterson   Who Will She Play?

With only a couple weeks until the season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead, publicity about the zombie-infested show is ramping up. AMC released a surprisingly long trailer at San Diego Comic-Con and is expected to release a sneak preview at New York Comic Con. Plus, a number of new actors have been added to the cast.

Earlier this month, actress Christian Serratos (Twilight) joined the cast for a recurring role for season 4 with an option to be a series regular in season 5. She will be playing the role of Rosita Espinosa, girlfriend to the fan-favorite character Abraham Ford. This is by far Serratos’ biggest role yet, as she was only a side character in the Twilight franchise. Hopefully, she does justice to the part of Rosita, who, along with Abraham and Eugene, were great characters in the comic series.

Serratos isn’t the only new addition to the cast, though, as Deadline reports that Alanna Masterson has joined season 4 as well, also with an option to be promoted to series regular in the fifth. Masterson probably won’t be familiar to most people, but her family might be – she’s the sister of Danny (That ’70s Show) and Christopher Masterson (Malcolm in the Middle). Rumors are indicating that Masterson may be playing Tara Chalmers, a character who was introduced in The Walking Dead novel Rise of the Governor.

Serratos and Masterson Cast in Walking Dead The Walking Dead Season 4 Adds Alanna Masterson   Who Will She Play?

Many fans of the comic series won’t recognize Tara Chalmers because she only appeared in the aforementioned novel. She was a member of the Chalmers Family Band, which included her father David, her sister April, and her mother Lillian who died before the zombie apocalypse. The band toured around locally playing at carnivals. After the plague broke out, they made their way to Atlanta where they eventually met Brian Blake, the future Governor.

But what if she’s not playing Chalmers? Since Masterson’s role is still (officially) being kept under wraps, we at Screen Rant have a few educated guesses as to which survivor from the comics she could be.

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[WARNING: 'WALKING DEAD' COMIC SPOILERS AHEAD!]

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Considering Serratos is playing Rosita Espinosa, there’s a possibility that the series may eventually lead the group to the Alexandria safe-zone community where Rick and the gang find shelter in a walker free zone. If Masterson isn’t playing Tara Chalmers, she could be playing one of the residents of Alexandria, such as Jessie Anderson. Jessie has a short-lived romantic relationship with Rick in the comic series.

Possible Walking Dead Season 4 Characters The Walking Dead Season 4 Adds Alanna Masterson   Who Will She Play?

“Jessie Anderson” and “Holly” from the comics

Another character she could be playing is Holly, also a resident of Alexandria, who causes a rift in the relationship between Abraham and Rosita. While this is all guesswork, it would be comforting to know that the show is still using characters and adopting storylines from Robert Kirkman’s fantastic comic series. It’s also worth noting that both actresses have options for the following seasons, meaning they probably won’t be killed off at the end of this season. Probably.

With last week’s surprising news that AMC is developing a Walking Dead companion series, it looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of the undead for the next few years. The latest episode of the Screen Rant Underground podcast goes into more detail on Robert Kirkman’s plans to create a Walking Dead universe on TV.

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The Walking Dead season 4 premieres on October 13, 2013 @9pm on AMC.

Source: Deadline

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  1. I think it is to early for Alexandria to make it’s way into the series. I’d say season 6 is the more appropriate timeframe.

    • agreed. I have no issue with the group remaining at the prison for at least this season. it seems no matter where they migrate, viewers will tire of the location. it’s like, will the fifth season find them in earth’s orbit?

  2. Hope that Abraham I think he’s name is, is in this season he was pretty awesome.

  3. Another character she could be playing is Holly, also a resident of Alexandria, who causes a rift in the relationship between Abraham and Rosita. While this is all guesswork, it would be comforting to know that the show is still using characters and adopting storylines from Robert Kirkman’s fantastic comic series.

  4. Perhaps she’ll play Theresa from the Hunters? I think it’s too soon to introduce Alexandria.

  5. Did it look like Daryl,etc were clearing out a hospital? Maybe at the end of the season or they might been there for a run?

  6. I honestly see zero point in speculating about which characters may or may not appear. Every single character is vastly different from the comic incarnation, to the point that it doesn’t matter which characters show up and which don’t because they won’t even slightly resemble the character they’re supposedly based on.

    The same thing happened to the Resident Evil movies. Fans of the games just stopped caring whenever a game character showed up in the films because they were basically just original characters with borrowed names.

    Either adapt the comic or don’t. The Governor was bad, but Tyrone was the last straw. These aren’t the characters we wanted to see. Name them something else and just stop pretending you want to please your fans. Everybody’s favorite character is already the canon immigrant.

    • The do the samething with characters in movies. That’s their point, they wanna be creative w/ them for the show/movies. I didn’t like Andrea very well neither buts its how they work with them. Especially when this show is one that isn’t on HBO where they could say or do more maybe.

  7. I too, work at Initech, but I am not a p*ssy.
    I mean, I too, don’t understand all these articles that ask you to speculate. for what? either give us news or don’t. if we wanted to guess, we’d sit around guessing. AT WORK. especially if we’ve already HAD our meeting with the two Bobs.

  8. Walker Merle is coming for you spammer

  9. @pooplooli,
    do they let you play your radio at a reasonable level?
    because if they don’t, I can install a virus program that will rip the company off big time. BIG TIME.

  10. Seems a bit too early to start bringing in the Abraham crew. They haven’t even developed the tyreese character yet. I hope they take a little time to work on that relationship first. His character in the comics was pretty great and always stood out to me. I was disappointed in the tv interpretation of the governor and Woodbury in general, I hope they do better down the road

  11. somebody needs to do their homework a little better as Tara Chalmers was an overweight and temperamental who wore muu-muu’s.Now her sister,April chalmers is a more likely candidate for the part she fits

  12. So excited to see Christian in this!!!! Dont care about this other girl. NEVER heard of er her. Caps locked.

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