Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Photo: Melissa Ponzio Plays Karen on The Walking Dead Season 4

Poor Karen (Melissa Ponzio) suffered a sad fate when she was burned to death on The Walking Dead earlier this season by Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride). The badass gal decided to take matters into her own hands and kill Karen and another Team Prison member, David, after they both caught the flu that quickly killed Patrick.

Carol killed Karen and David in order to stop the deadly flu from spreading and infecting even more people, but the sickness made its way around the prison regardless of her efforts, and when Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) learned what she did, he banished her from the group and sent her out on her own.

Karen may have had a grisly demise on TWD, but the actress who played her — Melissa Ponzio — lives on and recently landed a role on another primetime drama. Deadline reports that Melissa has  booked a recurring role on the NBC drama, Chicago Fire. According to the site, Melissa is set to play, Donna, “a love interest to Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker).”

Prior to her brief role on TWD, Melissa also recurred on MTV’s Teen Wolf.

We wish her the best on her new Chicago Fire gig, and sincerely hope her character doesn’t get burned this time around — literally or otherwise!

Will you be on the lookout for Melissa on Chicago Fire, or are you strictly a TWD watcher? Tell us your plans below!

The Walking Dead Season 4 returns to AMC on February 9, 2014, at 9 p.m. ET.    

Source: Deadline

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