EXCLUSIVE: How the Cast of ‘The Walking Dead’ Have Changed 10 Years On

The Walking Dead

For the past ten years, the core cast of The Walking Dead has largely remained the same.

Actors including Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Seth Gilliam and Ross Marquand have for the most part been there from the beginning and have returned with six new episodes for the extended 10th season.

Last on The Walking Dead, we witnessed the fall of Alpha (Samantha Morton) and Beta (Ryan Hurst) and the end of the Whisperers War.

In the six new episodes that began streaming weekly from March 1 on BINGE, we find our survivors trying to pick themselves up by their bootstraps following the destruction the Whisperers left in their wake.

The years of struggle weigh upon them as past traumas surface, exposing their more vulnerable sides. As they question the state of humanity, the state of their collective community, and the states of their minds, will they find the inner strength to persevere with their lives, friendships, and group intact?

In an exclusive interview with The Latch, Reedus, McBride, Cohan, Gilliam, Marquand and showrunner Angela Kang spoke about the new season and what we can expect from it.

“I’m really excited for these fans to see these intimate stories that are real deep-dives into several of our beloved characters,” Kang said. “And we’re really excited for people to see Maggie’s return and learn more about her. We’re diving into a lot of ghosts of the past with a lot of these characters. And there’ll be just some surprising stories.”

For Cohan, season 10 marks her return to the character of Maggie Greene, a role she stepped away from in 2018.

“Maggie has been away for a long time, and it’s in our first episode of 10C, that she actually gets to reconnect with Daryl (Reedus) and we learn some of where she’s been.

“We’ve had a huge change in her that hasn’t been seen on screen that we’re going to get to parse out over these episodes.”

As for the rest of the cast, their lives have changed dramatically since joining the popular series.

“It’s been a wild ride and I mean, it’s not over obviously, but with fandom, with popularity, with telling stories, trying hard every day to be original after 10 years, it’s done a lot of things,” Reedus said.

For Gilliam, being a part of the series since 2014 has changed him in more ways than he could imagine.

“It’s changed me in a zillion different ways,” he said. “It expanded my horizons exponentially and for that, I’ll be forever grateful for the show.”

“It’s also made me think about death daily and for that, I’ll forever hate the show,” he joked.

Stream The Walking Dead, Season 10 now on BINGE.

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