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The Walking Dead is getting the keys to The Kingdom. TVLine has learned that AMC has issued a c...

Walking Dead: Ezekiel, The Kingdom Poised to Join the Negan Fight

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The Walking Dead is getting the keys to The Kingdom.

TVLine has learned that AMC has issued a casting call for the recurring role of Augustus, a character who bears a striking resemblance to Ezekiel, who, in Robert Kirkman’s series of graphic novels, is the self-proclaimed king of The Kingdom. A doozy of a character, His Highness is described as flamboyant and wise, nice and weird.

Oh, and in the comic books, the former zookeeper also has a pet tiger named Shiva. You know, just for good measure!

Presuming the show continues to more or less follow Kirkman’s blueprint, The Kingdom will be revealed to be part of a trading network with The Hilltop. When Jesus introduces his buddy, Ezekiel, to Rick, a plan is hatched to take down the Saviors and avenge… well, we don’t know yet who Lucille bludgeoned. But there will obviously be some avenging going on. (Also of note: In the comic books, His Majesty has an affair with Michonne.)

So, keeping in mind that the series is looking for an African-American actor in his 40s, who do you think should get the part? Hit the comments with your casting suggestions!

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