You know how this works, gang. Granted, we haven’t even really met all of the characters from the first trade yet, and that’s okay. The news that AMC has picked up The Walking Dead for a second season has me looking down the road a bit. Here are four key roles and four actors that I like for them. Kick in with your opinions and choices, but don’t be limited by my four characters; you know that there are PLENTY to choose from.
Michonne: For the katana-wielding zombie killing machine, I like Sanaa Lathan. She’s played several strong women and has a genre track record. She’s also not opposed to TV, having done a run on “Nip/Tuck”.
The Governor: One of the most reliable go-to villain actors around, Wincott’s got all the essentials for the insane leader of Woodbury. You know him from “The Crow”, “The Three Musketeers”, “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”, and many, many more. With his unmistakable voice (not to mention familiarity with both long hair and eye-patches), he’s a great choice.
Tyrese: I know that some people think that T-Dog IS Tyrese, but it seems pretty clear from a couple of Kirkman interviews, a Darabont comment, and one recent “Walking Dead” letters page that this IS NOT the case. If we indeed get Tyrese in Season Two, might I suggest Boris Kodjoe, late of “Undercovers”. He looks like he could have played in the NFL. Plus, look at that hat! That’s Tyrese’s hat! Give this man a hammer and let him go to work.
Axel: Sam Elliott IS Axel. You follow me?
How about you, readers? Let ‘em fly.