By Jethro Nededog
“The Walking Dead” is reaching back into Robert Kirkman’s comic book cast for its newest additions.
Michael Cudlitz and Josh McDermitt have joined the show as series regulars in the roles of Abraham Ford and Dr. Eugene Porter, respectively, a network spokesman told TheWrap.
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Eugene and Abraham first appeared in Issue 53 of “The Walking Dead” comic book series and would go on to play important roles in the posse of Sheriff Rick (portrayed on the series by Andrew Lincoln).
Eugene, a doughy science teacher who claims to know what caused the undead outbreak, and Abraham, U.S. Army sergeant and sports coach, plus a travel companion named Rosita (newly cast Christian Serratos) join Rick’s group on a trek to Washington later this season.
McDermitt most recently starred as Brandon on the now-canceled TVLand comedy, “Retired at 35.”