Tyler James Williams in 'The Walking
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Gearing up for the fast approaching premiere of its fifth season, “The Walking Dead” has cast Tyler James Williams, Variety confirmed on Wednesday.

The “Go On” and “Everybody Hates Chris” actor will play a character named Noah, though no further details, including how long the character’s run will last, have been revealed. The news confirms rumors swirling in the community of the zombie hit after Williams was spotted on the Atlanta set last month.

While there’s no Noah in the Robert Kirkman comicbook series that the show is based on, there is a Noah Cruz in the prequel videogame “The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.” There was also a Woodbury resident named Noah in season three of the AMC drama, played by Peter Wierling.

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Along with his recent role in Matthew Perry’s “Go On” and playing the lead in “Everybody Hates Chris,” Williams also appeared in “Peeples” and can be seen in the upcoming “Dear White People.” Other new faces joining the upcoming season include Andrew J. West, Seth Gilliam, Alanna Masterson and Christian Serratos.

Williams is repped by Seven Summits Management, Osbrink and Hansen Jacobson.

Season five of “The Walking Dead” will premiere on AMC on Oct. 12. The Hollywood Reporter first reported news of the casting.

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