‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 spoilers: Former ‘Mad Men’ guest to potentially play important character

Walking Dead -Has “The Walking Dead” officially cast their Aaron? The signs are definitely there. After the first half of the season, comic writer Robert Kirkman teased that there would be a familiar gay character from the comics to come over to the AMC series. Now, we have some further news to add to this.

According to a new report from TVLine, actor Ross Marquand has been cast for an important role on the show, and while the network (super secretive as always) is not confirming anything, all signs point to it being Aaron. This is a major addition to the show if true, given that he is the first openly-gay male character to appear in this world. Note that there has been all sorts of speculation about the sexuality of Daryl Dixon, but recent reports suggest that Norman Reedus’ character is in fact straight. (Our popular theory on him is that he is a virgin, which is why he has such a hard time with intimacy on any level.)

Marquand played Paul Newman on an episode of “Mad Men,” and some of his other notable credits at present include a number of short films, and also some voiceover work. For the most part, he will be a fresh face to many who watch him on the show.

The second half of “The Walking Dead” this season premieres come Sunday, February 8, and there are many stories that will be touched on. For one, we will see how many of these characters adapt to the sudden death of Beth, with Daryl being at the top of the list. Also, there is the age-old question of survival.

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