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Tyreese Is Coming To AMC's 'The Walking Dead' To Be Played By Chad Coleman ('The Wire')!

by Tambay A. Obenson
November 20, 2012 12:52 PM
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Chad Coleman

Alright now...! This is a character that many of you who are fans of the original comic book series have been asking to see added to the TV show's cast of characters.

It looks like you've been heard loud and clear.

Hot off the presses... The Wire alum Chad Coleman has been tapped to play the key role of Tyreese in AMC's hit zombie series The Walking Dead.

One of the comic book's prominent survivors, Tyreese's entrance is rumored to happen in this season’s eighth episode, says TVLine.

Just in time as Rick preps for a showdown with the Governor.

I'm not a Walking Dead comics expert, but from what I do know about Tyreese, this is a really good casting choice. Coleman is a stud, with the right kind of on screen presence, and air about himself, that I think suits the character (Tyreese), as I know him to be. Those of you who ARE experts can chime in with your thoughts on this.

Of course, it still remains to be seen exactly how the show's producers will use him, and whether the sexual relationship between Tyrese and Michonne makes it into the TV series. 

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  • Donella | November 20, 2012 6:16 PMReply

    Tyreese must be studly. I think this will work out fine!

  • Donella | November 25, 2012 5:41 PM

    I'm sensing a possible Ken Foree vibe at play. Let's see where it goes!

  • Anonymous | November 20, 2012 6:05 PMReply

    I am really excited to see him work! I'm a big fan and am a little confused to why he's being introduced so late, SPOILER ALERT___he dies in the prison at the governer's hands. But oh well! Good stuff

  • veronica | November 28, 2012 4:53 AM

    that was an unnecessary spoiler alert comment. just wanted to prove you read the comics huh? dumbass, people put spoilers when commenting their thoughts on the shows/movies. your comment was just you blurting out something irrelevant

  • asd | November 24, 2012 8:50 AM

    that isn't still sure. There are alot of happenings in the comics series that did not happened in the tv series, and more likely, won't happen.

  • Adam Scott Thompson | November 20, 2012 5:58 PMReply

    CUTTY FROM THE CUT!!! Let's go...

  • AccidentalVisitor | November 20, 2012 4:35 PMReply

    GREAT CHOICE! It is about time this guy got work in something decent post-The Wire (rather than silly Fox sitcoms or nowhere-to-be-found, low profile indy movies). Excellent casting even if he doesn't look too much like the Tyrese in the comic (certainly not as tall).

  • Dankwa Brooks | November 20, 2012 3:42 PMReply

    When I first saw Cutty on 'The Wire' I could not give a damn about some new character. I mean we already had so many great characters, but Coleman changed my mind. Coleman's great performance made me care about a character I could less for at first. He's a really good actor and I think he will do well on the show.

  • ChgoSista | November 20, 2012 3:33 PMReply

    Met Chad Coleman earlier this year for the Chicago screening of "Life, Love, Soul" - methinks he's a wee bit underrated. And yes Tambay, he is sho-nuff a STUD... (still fanning muhself)

  • Beebs | November 20, 2012 2:54 PMReply

    I bet you he was the one watching Carol practice her C-section skills on the zombie. And perhaps he is already inside the prison and is the one that saved Carol and put her to safety in the prison cell. How else are they planning to introduce him and gain the prison group's trust at this point, especially since we are all set for a major showdown between the two sets of survivors?

  • Zee | December 1, 2012 2:03 PM

    Wrong. That was Andrew.

  • VichusSmith | November 20, 2012 2:03 PMReply

    I don't even care that I've been spoiled (says the guy who's read the books already) but this is GREAT casting.

  • Connie | November 20, 2012 1:37 PMReply

    Knowing the Walking Dead and black male characters, he might be dead by the end of the episode nine.

  • Mr Power | November 20, 2012 9:09 PM

    i feel u

  • VichusSmith | November 20, 2012 2:03 PM

    Um, you don't know the characters. The first Black male character we saw was the father played by Lenny James. He could very well be dead, but he could reappear, for all we know.

    T-Dawg: Lasted 3 seasons, even after getting a GIGANTIC gash in his arm. Even in the end, he could've chosen to fight, but he forced himself to be eaten.

  • Darkan | November 20, 2012 1:05 PMReply

    Yes! Great casting choice! Loved this brother's work on the Wire he has a a strong black man's presence. Hopefully they utilize his character well and don't emasculate him. There's promise, they showed mad love to Michonne last episode when she pulled out her Ninja/Cleopatra moves on ole Merle!!!! She owned him!!! Lol!!!

  • wordsmith | November 20, 2012 2:16 PM

    the use of the slang word "owned" works on so many levels in the sentence above

    wish michonne picked up that pistol that was on the ground and finished the job, though. heroes/heroines regularly do not pick up fallen guns in tv/film, esp. when that is not their chosen weapon (batman, etc). it makes the pessimist in me upset. lmao.

  • wanda | November 20, 2012 1:00 PMReply


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