Cassady McClincy Joins The Walking Dead to Play Lydia

This recurring character plays a key role in the Whisperers arc from the comic series.

By Chris Morse

Another new character has been cast for the upcoming season of The Walking Dead and this one plays a fairly important role in the source material. Cassady McClincy is joining the AMC zombie drama for the role of Lydia, a character who should be well-known to readers of the comic series. It's safe to say that anything from this point forward will contain spoilers, so read on at your own risk.

Lydia plays a fairly large role in the comics as the daughter of Alpha, the leader of the Whisperers, who, in case you forgot, don the skin of the dead to help blend in with walkers. After previous reports, we already knew that the show is heading towards this story but it's all looking to be real now.

Lydia is also known for becoming romantically involved with Carl in the comics, but it looks like that angle is out for the television series. With Carl meeting an early end last season and Andrew Lincoln also making his exit, we are fairly unsure how certain elements of Lydia's story will play out, but we at least do know that she is going to be a part of it.

This latest casting all but confirms where we will be heading by the second half of the season. The Walking Dead returns for its ninth season on Sunday, October 7th.

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Chris Morse

Thanks to friends and family, Chris grew up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games. From self-taught web design as a teenager to a formal education in computer science, he has always had a passion for web technologies and has channeled all of those interests into building this website platform. Chris opted to dive straight into horror with this project and is joined by some of those very same influential friends and family here on the staff. When not programming or gaming, you can find him heading to the midwest to cheer on his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers. Go Pack Go!

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