The Walking Dead Adds Two More Comic Book Characters for Season 9

Tammy Rose and the blacksmith Earl have been cast for the AMC TV series.

By Chris Morse

Skybound has announced that two more characters from The Walking Dead comic series will be making their way to the television show. Brett Butler (Grace Under Fire) has signed on to play Tammy Rose while John Finn (Cold Case) will play Earl, the Hilltop colony's blacksmith. Comic book readers will be familiar with a couple of key moments for these characters, especially involving Carl, but like many things from the source material, we can expect a few changes to account for differences in the TV show.

One such difference is that Earl’s character is being baked into Morton from the comics, who was Tammy’s husband. Instead, Earl will be married to her on the show. Skybound has also revealed a comic book rundown for each character, which we will include below. Those contain major spoilers of some of the events that may take place on the show so read on at your own risk.



The Walking Dead returns for its ninth season on Sunday, October 7th.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo