Marquand Scores Key “Walking Dead” Role

Ross Marquand (“Down and Dangerous”) has joined the cast of AMC’s mega-rating zombie drama “The Walking Dead” in a presently unknown role says EW

Several new characters from the comics are expected to be introduced in the upcoming second half of the show’s fifth season, with speculation already running rampant that Marquand will play Aaron.

In the comics, Aaron is an openly gay recruiter for the Alexandria Safe-Zone, a walled-off community just outside of Washington D.C. which becomes a safe haven for the characters for a lengthy period.

Producer and comic creator Robert Kirkman did tease that a very prominent gay character from the comics would surface in these next few episodes, and many believe Aaron is the character he’s referring to.

The eight-episode run kicks off next month.