'Walking Dead' Casts Dallas Roberts As Milton

Dallas Roberts

As ruthlessly efficient as he is, even The Governor needs a helping hand when it comes to lording over the post-apocalyptic community known as Woodbury. Thankfully for him, then, he's getting some much needed assistance in the form of a man named Milton.

Entertainment Weekly reports that "The Good Wife" and "Rubicon" actor Dallas Roberts has joined the cast of "Walking Dead" for its upcoming third season. He'll play Milton, described by Robert Kirkman as "the details guy" making sure the Governor's operation is running as smoothly as possible.

“He's the guy that works with the Governor, who is monitoring all situations and is trying to help the Governor make sense of this world that they're living in," said Kirkman. "He's not exactly a scientist, but he's a smart guy that is trying to find out how zombies behave. Watching him do his little experiments is going to be a lot of fun."

"We were examining, 'How do people survive in this apocalyptic world, and what can people contribute?'" showrunner Glen Mazzara added of the reasons behind introducing the character. "And we didn't think it was plausible that every single character we meet is an efficient zombie killer. We just didn't buy that everyone we know would be active and deft enough to kill every walker. We wanted to show how other people survive, and Dallas has come in and helped us establish that character. He just adds a lot of heart and humanity to Woodbury, which further complicates what that is. That is a real town with real people and real survivors. It's not necessarily a group of bad guys."

What do you think of the new casting addition? Sound off in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!