Since they will definitely need to replace at least one or two Negan victims, it sounds like The Walking Dead is getting ready to add a couple new characters to the cast.
According to Michael Ausiello from TVLine.com, the hit AMC zombie show will add at least two new characters — and neither of them sound like they are from the pages of Robert Kirkman’s comics.
“Naomi is a grandmotherly type who, having lost so many loved ones, is now willing to do whatever it takes not to have to bury any more. (Maybe she’s being introduced to counsel Carol about the awful necessities of the post-apocalyptic world… ) On the flip side is Jennie, a sunny-side-up kinda teenager — oh, Caaarl! — who sounds a lot like Beth 2.0, “kind, with a world-weary toughness.”
Ausiello also claims that these characters won’t appear until Episode 6 of the new season, so they may play more heavily into the second half of the season than the first. Fans of the comics will also be hoping for the introduction of some more familiar characters, like Ezekial and Shiva (spoiler alert: Shiva is ferocious tiger, and that is awesome).
If this rumor is true, then welcome to Zombie Hell, Naomi and Jennie! At least one if you will probably be dead by the end of the season!