by Brett White
It appears as though every cast member lucky enough to survive "Welcome to the Tombs" has been rewarded with series regular status. Sunday's third season finale drew an audience of 12.4 million people, making it the most watched show of the night and last week. These new cast members will have a lot more eyeballs on them a lot more regularly when "The Walking Dead" comes back this October. Of course this news means that these characters did not get zombified in the season finale, so you may want to steer clear of it if you haven't caught up with the AMC hit.
In addition to David Morrissey (The Governor), who will be vexing Rick and Co. full-time next season, TV Line reports that Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha) and Emily Kinney (Beth) will be sticking around. For a little while at least (you never know with this show).
Tyrese and Sasha made their debut in the episode "Made to Suffer" and became a prominent presence throughout season three. Beth made her debut in season two, playing a recurring role in Rick's band of survivors for two seasons before this promotion.
In addition to the four new regulars, "The Walking Dead" is looking for an actor to play a character named Roy Stark, although many fans assume this is a fake name used in place of a more familiar character from the comics. The leading theory is that Stark is actually Abraham Ford.
"The Walking Dead" returns to AMC this October.
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