Hot on the heels of tonight’s premiere of The Walking Dead season 4, we have scored some pivotal casting news, and if you have read or are reading the comics, I’m pretty sure you know just who these guys are. Read on for the details.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Josh McDermitt (Retired at 35) has been cast as a series regular portraying the role of Dr. Eugene Porter. Joining him is Michael Cudlitz (Southland) who will also be a series regular as Porter’s traveling companion, Abraham.
Below lie SPOILERS from the comics, so, if you wish not to know, DO NOT proceed further.
In the Image/Skybound comics, Eugene is a former high school science teacher who first appears in the 53rd issue of the series. He travels with sports coach/Army Sgt. Abraham Ford (Cudlitz) and Rosita (new recurring player Christian Serratos).
The trio eventually crosses paths with Rick as they make their way to Washington. However, unbeknown to Rick as well as eventual couple Abraham and Rosita, Eugene is lying when he claims to know what caused the zombie outbreak and instead is using the physically superior former sports coach to protect him.
The character remains alive in the comics and proves to be a key part of Rick’s group, using his science know-how to manufacture ammunition.
Below we have also scored a look at Abraham in action from the upcoming season which begins tonight.