It has been announced that British actor Tom Payne (“Luck,” “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day”) is set to take on the key role of Paul ‘Jesus’ Monroe in the upcoming sixth season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”.
In the comics he is a skilled adviser and fiercely logical resident at the Alexandria Safe-Zone who moved to the community from another group called the Hilltop Colony.
Payne will join the series in a recurring capacity for season six with an option for season seven.
In the comics ‘Jesus’ becomes a key member of the group in their fight against The Saviors, a splinter group of violent Hilltop Colony residents led by the dangerous Negan. Negan is rumored to be making a first appearance in the sixth season finale.
Source: The Live Feed