Walking Dead Season 6 casts key character

Another popular face from the comic books will star in The Walking Dead

Walking Dead Paul Jesus Monroe

Those looking for the addition of more recognisable names from the comic-books will be delighted to hear that one has been added to the cast of Season 6 of The Walking Dead. No, it’s not Negan, but it’s something that could well lead to his introduction further down the line: Tom Payne (Luck, Waterloo Road, Wuthering Heights) will play Paul ‘Jesus’ Monroe, as revealed by The Hollywood Reporter.

For the benefit of those who are unfamiliar with the comics, Jesus – so-named for his messiah-like hair – is a formidable individual who Rick encounters at the Hilltop Valley, and later joins him in Alexandria, becoming a staunch ally of Rick’s. Known for his strong rhetoric and breathtaking survival skills, we can see him becoming a memorable character.

Walking Dead Tom Payne
Tom Payne will play Paul ‘Jesus’ Monroe in Season 6 of The Walking Dead

But that’s not all. Payne is slated for Season 6, with an option for Season 7. With his character a strong opponent of Negan in the comics, his introduction potentially paves the way for a character that fans have been calling out for for a while.

Season 6 of The Walking Dead will air from 12 October on FOX in the UK. For more news about the biggest TV shows, pick up the latest issue of SciFiNow.