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First-Look at Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes in 'The Walking Dead' Season 5

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 28, 2014 at 11:41AM

In May, it was made public that Seth Gilliam ("The Wire") had been added to the cast of AMC's "The Walking Dead," joining other "The Wire" alumni, Chad Coleman (who plays Tyreese) and Lawrence Gilliard Jr (who plays Bob).
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Father Gabriel - The Walking Dead - Seth Gilliam

Here's your first look at Seth Gilliam ("The Wire") as Father Gabriel Stokes in AMC's "The Walking Dead," joining other "The Wire" alumni, Chad Coleman (who plays Tyreese) and Lawrence Gilliard Jr (who plays Bob) for the hit series upcoming 5th season.


The image comes courtesy of EW.

According to the "Walking Dead" Wiki, Father Gabriel was pastor at a remote church, in a remote community, called Father Gabriel's Church. It is the location where some of the story for next season will take place, as the crew makes their journey to Washington D.C. to find a cure for the disease, and put an end to the zombie apocalypse once and for all.

In the comics, when the undead epidemic swept the world, Father Gabriel took refuge in his church, and later reveals, when pressed by Rick Grimes, that he was a coward and turned away all living survivors who sought refuge within its walls, and listened from inside as they all were killed or turned into zombies. The Church ends up being the location of a short stay for Rick's group. Gabriel leads them there after meeting on the road. The Church is also used as cover during a confrontation between the survivors (Rick and his crew) and their hunters. The group eventually leaves the Church to continue their journey to Washington, D.C., once their hunters are killed.

Show creator Robert Kirkman previously shared that season 5 will revisit a few places fans of the comic book series may recognize, but emphasized that "new worlds" will be introduced too, in order to expand the landscape.

"The Walking Dead" returns for its 5th season in October.

If you missed the intense first trailer for season 5, watch it below:

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