Former sheriff Rick is on high alert as more dangers come his way this fall. The Walking Dead finally returns from its long hiatus on October 11, and it's not just zombies our beloved (and sometimes very hated) survivors will have to worry about. A new banner style poster has arrived to announce these all-new episodes, and we find a bruised and batter Andrew Lincoln standing guard as threats come in at all sides, with even some of his most trusty friends questioning his tactics.

Late last month, AMC released two new trailers for The Walking Dead Season 6. They highlighted some of the new arrivals in Alexandria this year. Incoming cast members include Ethan Embry's Carter, who, as we saw in The Walking Dead Season 6 trailer released at Comic-Con last month, isn't a big fan of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln). Other new characters are Merritt Wever's Dr. Denise Cloyd and Corey Antonio Hawkins' Heath, an Alexandria supply runner. Along with the trailer, we also have news of yet another new casting addition. Showrunner Scott M. Gimple revealed during an unaired bonus scene of Sunday's Talking Dead special that Kenric Green has signed on to play Scott, a character from the comics. Here's what the showrunner had to say about the role.

"Scott is a character from the comic, played by Kenric Green, Sonequa Martin-Green's husband. He's fantastic, and it's cool to see another character from the book come to life, and that's probably all I should say."

The Walking Dead also stars Chandler Riggs as Carl, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha, Lauren Cohan as Maggie, Steven Yeun as Glenn, Norman Reedus as Daryl, Lennie James as Morgan, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Michael Cudlitz as Abraham, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Alanna Masterson as Tara, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Tovah Feldshuh as Deanna, Ross Marquand as Aaron, Alexandra Breckenridge as Jesse, and Austin Nichols as Spencer.

A report from TV Line earlier this week claims that The Walking Dead is "quietly casting" a character named "Rich," whose description is quite similar to Negan from the comic books. "Rich" is described as a fifty-something narcissist who has an angry streak, the charm of a Senator and the charisma of a car salesman. All of these characteristics fit Negan to a T, but, in the comics, the villain is actually a bit younger. On the page, Negan is in his late 30s to early 40s, and it isn't known why they would make him at least 10 years older in the TV series. Is it possible that the series will finally introduce the long-awaited fan-favorite character of Negan? If the show is actually considering it, then it could mean the end of a beloved character on the hit zombie series. SPOILER! In the comics, Negan is responsible for the death of Glenn (Steven Yeun). This death could provide a shocking end to Season 6 in the finale.

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The show is seeking actors to play a married couple named Kirk and Hilda, with fans speculating that this couple is Dwight and Sherry from the comics. If Kirk and Hilda do turn out to be Dwight and Sherry, it may be another sign that Negan is coming aboard, since that couple isn't introduced in the comics until after Negan surfaces. We've included the previous trailers, along with a scene from Sunday night's Talking Dead, where Scott M. Gimple reveals Kenric Green has been cast for upcoming episodes. Are you looking forward to The Walking Dead's return this fall?

<strong><em>The Walking Dead</em></strong> Season 6 Poster

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