A whole bunch of new people moved into the prison on The Walking Dead Season 3 finale, and we’ll get to know them — along with some new people — on Season 4. (Unless Carl kills them all first.)
According to SpoilerTV, "For episode 4.01 of The Walking Dead, the regular role of Roy Stark is being cast. He was an Army medic before the ZA.”
Season 4 starts filming in May, so we’ll probably get more hints on this character. In the meantime, TVLine confirmed the AMC casting call, saying the character of Roy Stark, is “described as a former army medic who is deeply haunted by his past — pre- and post-zombie apocalypse. As a result, he’s a bit of a loner, although he maintains a charming/self-deprecating/confident public face."
Speculation is pointing to this as the possible arrival of Abraham Ford, a character in the original comic book series. Abraham is a U.S. Army sergeant in his late 40s who joins Rick's group. The TV show hasn't been slavishly faithful to the comics, so it would make sense if they were adapting this character in some way. Or maybe this Roy Stark is a completely different guy and Abraham, or other comic characters, are still to come. Funny that TWD has a “Stark” on its show though. Intentional Game of Thrones reference? The North remembers!
Sources: SpoilerTV, TVLine
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