‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4 Expands With Alanna Masterson And New Webisodes

by Brett White

Looks like the “Walking Dead” is still adding zombie snacks—I mean people—to the cast list. Just a few weeks before the premiere of the AMC horror/drama’s fourth season, Deadline reports that the show has added actress Alanna Masterson to the cast as a recurring character with the option of becoming a regular in season five—that is if she survives her debut season, something that many many characters have so far failed to do.

Masterson’s role remains a mystery, although Deadline says that she’s rumored to be Tara Chalmers, a member of the Chalmers family band whose sole appearance was in the “Rise of the Governor” spin-off novel. Masterson joins Vincent Martella and Christian Serratos as other newcomers to Rick’s good ol’ prison family.

But Masterson’s casting isn’t the only “Walking Dead” announcement today. Super Hero Hype reported that the series’ webisodes will return on October 1st, almost two weeks before the series itself returns, thus meaning zombie fans will get an appetizer before their main course.

The series will air on the show’s YouTube channel and follow the journey of survivors Paul (Wyatt Russell) and Karina (Ashley Bell) as they search for medical attention to treat a deadly wound. The three webisodes will clock in at 7 to 10 minutes each, making each edition much longer than any previous webisodes. The new “season,” entitled “The Oath,” was put together by the series’ executive producer, director and special effects makeup designer Greg Nicotero.

“The Walking Dead” returns to AMC on October 13th.

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