With Angela Kang taking over as showrunner beginning with Season 9, we’ve been told to expect that “The Walking Dead” will be fresh and different when it returns later this year. It’ll be a while before we see our first look at the new season, as filming only just began, but we do have a little bit of Season 9 news for you tonight.
Via TV Line, both Avi Nash (“Siddiq”) and Callan McAuliffe (“Alden”) have been promoted to series regular roles beginning in Season 9. Siddiq, a doctor who should prove quite useful to the group, is the character Carl Grimes lost his life saving, while Alden was originally a member of the Saviors but switched sides after being captured.
Both characters first appeared in Season 8.