The Walking Dead Casts Key Comic Book Character Princess

With the Commonwealth story fast approaching, how many more seasons does this thing have left in it?

By Chris Morse

This was a busy few days for The Walking Dead at New York Comic Con, with the main series’ Season 11 renewal, Lauren Cohan’s return, and the first trailer for the upcoming third show, but another key announcement is set to make things very interesting heading into the story to come. It was revealed over the weekend that Paola Lázaro (Lethal Weapon TV series) will be playing the part of Princess, who is set to appear sometime this season (presumably toward the back half).

As is inevitable with yet-to-be-introduced characters from Robert Kirkman’s comic series, it’s only a matter of time before certain ones are introduced. However, this casting in particular speaks volumes about where the television show is heading and how soon it’s going to get there.

For starters, this would indicate that the Whisperers arc will indeed be wrapped up in Season 10, as epic as it’s going to be with what’s to come, but also that we are going to be getting very close to the Commonwealth, as has been hinted at by the radio contact and Eugene’s advancements on that front. Our group of survivors meeting Princess is a key part of reaching the settlement that provides a key setting for the conclusion of the comic series.

This begs the very interesting question of how much longer The Walking Dead will shamble on. Given what story remains heading into the Commonwealth and an eleventh season already in the works, we can see 12 seasons effectively covering the remainder of Kirkman’s source material –maybe 13 if they really stretched things out – but anything further would be treading new ground and either prolonging or changing the story’s original ending.

Given how long this series has been on the air, it would be more than understandable for AMC to start thinking about how to end it the right way, but all talk so far has indicated that the folks over there want The Walking Dead to be a thing for a long time to come. That said, it’s anybody’s guess what will happen once the remainder of the source material is used up.

Will the franchise live on through other shows and the eventual movies or will this one continue with a heap of all-new story? These are questions we’ll probably know the answers to in a couple of years, but this new casting does indicate how close we are getting to finding out. Either way, it’s going to be very interesting seeing what the future holds and how we’re going to get there.

The tenth season of The Walking Dead continues Sunday nights on AMC.

About the Author

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

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