As with every new season of The Walking Dead we will be a seeing quite a few new characters making their way into the show meeting up with Rick and his crew. Today Entertainment Weekly released their next cover story as well as the first image of Bob Stookey played by Lawrence Gilliard Jr. His character has gone through a couple changes that were explained from showrunner Scott Gimple.
“His backstory is not entirely the same as in the comic and the novel. I think he’s seen things go bad over and over, and winding up in this stable place doesn’t shake him from his experience. He struggles with that.”
“You can see there’s something deeper and darker that’s going on with this character, just from the first episode,” says Gilliard. “We don’t really know what it is. We just know he’s got some issues that he’s dealing with.”
Below you can see the first look of Gilliard as Stookey as well as an image of the character from the comic for comparison.