THE WALKING DEAD: First Look At Seth Gilliam As 'Father Gabriel'

THE WALKING  DEAD: First Look At Seth Gilliam As 'Father Gabriel'

After those awesome The Walking Dead season 5 covers from earlier on, EW have now posted our first official look at The Wire actor Seth Gilliam as fan-favorite character, Father Gabriel Stokes. Check out the new still after the jump.

EW have posted an interview with Gilliam too. Here's what he had to say about the research he did when he found out which character he'd be playing (he actually auditioned for a school guidance Councillor named Michael).

"I only read the comic book where Father Gabriel was introduced, which I think was episode 61 in the comics. I didn’t read anything before that, and I haven’t read anything after that. I discovered from reading about the show that often times characters’ names and journeys are kind of crisscrossed and mismatched, so I thought if I did read too much I might be giving myself a lot of information that would be useless, or just outright wrong. So I figured, like with everything, I’d just take the script and try to fill him out the best I possibly can."

Much more at the link below. The Walking Dead returns to AMC on October 12th.
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Reasonnnn - 8/27/2014, 10:28 AM
hes gonna die
DrDoom - 8/27/2014, 10:36 AM
Can the zombies just kill everyone already so this crap can stop existing?
TheBeard - 8/27/2014, 10:42 AM
Season five tyreese


There can be only one

AlphaMasterFlex - 8/27/2014, 10:55 AM
Teen wolf!!!!111
CaptShipwreck - 8/27/2014, 10:55 AM
Tyreese plays the same character in its always sunny in Philly , he gave Ben the soldier the best advice
RorMachine - 8/27/2014, 10:59 AM

Desrow - 8/27/2014, 11:03 AM
Can't wait for season 5
TheBeard - 8/27/2014, 11:10 AM
Shit i forgot about him, just make it a three way fight

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RajunRemyLebeau - 8/27/2014, 11:11 AM
I like how he called an issue 'episode 61' I do that all the time. Really, the issues are pretty much episodes.
McGee - 8/27/2014, 11:32 AM
*cough* *cough*

RextheKing - 8/27/2014, 11:33 AM
He's awesome as Deaton on Teen Wolf; I might actually start watching this show now.
McGee - 8/27/2014, 11:35 AM

....oh, wait...yous talkin' about black men.

Yeah...I don't think the show has ever had this many black people before.

....half of them gonna die real soon! They can't have too many!
Gusto - 8/27/2014, 11:41 AM
Godamn...I can't wait!
Shroombeast - 8/27/2014, 11:46 AM
Amy Schumer is gross.
McGee - 8/27/2014, 11:57 AM
Spooks - 8/27/2014, 11:59 AM

SmellofDuty - 8/27/2014, 12:13 PM
niceguyeddie - 8/27/2014, 12:14 PM
@McGee I thought they were talking about The Wire actors as the first 3 actors posted were all from that show.
niceguyeddie - 8/27/2014, 12:17 PM
Just bring these two into the zombie apocalypse

Pulpit rock

McGee - 8/27/2014, 12:22 PM
Holy shit....I forgot all about The Wire. I'm still on Season One!
Spooks - 8/27/2014, 12:22 PM

SuperCat - 8/27/2014, 12:30 PM
"The Wire: 2.0"
SmellofDuty - 8/27/2014, 12:30 PM
niceguyeddie - 8/27/2014, 12:33 PM
@McGee You are in for a treat my friend. My absolute favorite TV drama of all time. I have a feeling Mad Men will round out second when it finishes next year.

p.s. Breaking Bad is third and Sopranos is fourth
niceguyeddie - 8/27/2014, 12:34 PM

I like pizza
Spooks - 8/27/2014, 12:34 PM

McGee - 8/27/2014, 12:41 PM
...Negan gonna kill Daryl.
Spooks - 8/27/2014, 12:43 PM
^ Not before Daryl comes out of the closet, though! Remember?
Zuriel - 8/27/2014, 12:49 PM
@Shroombeast. Are you referring to the Amy Schumer in a bikini click bait advertising. Ha. It's a trick don't click on it. I only know because a friend told me. Yeah a friend told me.
Shroombeast - 8/27/2014, 1:19 PM
@Zuriel That's what inspired it but mostly I was just being random haha. Man, I really hate those click bait ads. They're the modern pop-up.
Slimer - 8/27/2014, 1:28 PM
I loved this guy on The Wire and have been waiting for this character for awhile. Great choice!
Fun1gUy - 8/27/2014, 1:39 PM
@mcgee, i agree, someone of great importance must die and i think it'll be daryll, HELL YES
Gusto - 8/27/2014, 1:44 PM
Daryl & Carl are gonna do it.
McGee - 8/27/2014, 1:59 PM
Yeah Spooks!

Then it'll be a hate crime! More proof of how evil Negan is.
McGee - 8/27/2014, 2:00 PM
Heh heh....I think you meant to say Daryl and Carol are gonna do it, right Gusto?

ManDeth - 8/27/2014, 4:42 PM
Walking Dead used to be about "Who's gonna die next?" Now it's about "Who's gonna go gay?"
batmanvsuperman - 8/27/2014, 7:47 PM
Ard with the racist shit and im black you ass wholes
Namor - 8/28/2014, 6:15 AM
I know teen wolf sucks as a show anyways, unless your like 13yrs old but he was exceptionally annoying on that show. I coulden't stand him on the wire either.
Namor - 8/28/2014, 6:15 AM
They should of just made this show in Baltimore with the same charechters from The Wire. Jesus.
Namor - 8/28/2014, 6:17 AM
Dudes got that same boring emotionless face in every scene of every show hes been in. This guys annoying.

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