The Season 5 premiere of The Walking Dead is still over a month away, but that didn’t stop the onslaught of Walking Dead news today. We have two teasers for the show, four Entertainment Weekly covers featuring the cast, some casting news, and our first look at Father Gabriel Stokes, a character from the comics being brought to life by The Wire’s Seth Gilliam.
The four awesome-looking EW covers feature Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Andrew Lincoln, and Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan. They're all in the kind of sequence shots usually only seen in skate and surf magazines. I think if you look closely at the Reedus cover, he’s doing a nollie half-cab. If you look too closely at the Lincoln cover you’ll get punched in the face.
The teaser videos are called “Family” and “Close on Tyreese.” “Family” features Rick laying down down a very important ground rule for their truce with the people of Terminus. And “Close on Tyreese” is a short clip with Chad Coleman as Tyreese holed up in a house with walkers closing in.
The photo of Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes comes via Screencrush, who also report that on-set photos of Tyler Williams (Everybody Hates Chris) have confirmed that he’ll be taking on a role in the series as, at least initially, one of Beth’s companions at the hospital where she has mysteriously ended up.
The fifth season premieres October 12th on AMC.