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SDCC 2013: Introducing The Walking Dead’s Newest Zombie Killer, Bob Stookey!


Posted July 18, 2013 by

Fans of AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead have been anxiously awaiting word on what the fourth season of the show might have in store for them. Would there be more zombie decapitations? How will the survivors at the prison adjust to bringing on what was left of Woodbury? Through all the questions – some of them only posing more than what was originally in store, one thing is certain: The Walking Dead is going to be taking on a brand new cast member. Lawrence Gillard Jr. – known for his work in The Wire, has landed the role of army medic Bob Stookey. Stookey played a small part in Robert Kirkman’s Woodbury arc in the comics, but he’s a significant pawn in the “Walking Dead” novels written by both Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga.

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“His backstory is not entirely the same as in the comic and the novel,” said Gimple. “I think he’s seen things go bad over and over, and winding up in this stable place doesn’t shake him from his experience. He struggles with that.” Rick and his crew took in the Woodbury residents after the Governor when on a bit of a psycho rampage, and Bob is a part of that group. According to Entertainment Weekly, is found by Daryl Dixon about a week before events pick up in season 4.” Could a bromance be in the midst? “You can see there’s something deeper and darker that’s going on with this character, just from the first episode,” Gillard added. “We don’t really know what it is. We just know he’s got some issues that he’s dealing with.”


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