Meet the new character who'll bring 'humanity' to Walking Dead S3

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Krystal Clark
Dec 17, 2012

The Walking Dead is bringing another character into the zombie fold. But unlike Michonne and the Governor, we didn't see him coming—because the new guy in town isn't from the comic.

According to EW, a new and original character is joining The Walking Dead. His name is Milton, and he'll be played by actor Dallas Roberts (The Grey, AMC's Rubicon). Milton is a Woodbury resident and one of the Governor's right-hand men.

"Milton is the details guy," says Robert Kirkman. "He's the guy that works with the Governor, who is monitoring all situations and is trying to help the Governor make sense of this world that they're living in. He's not exactly a scientist, but he's a smart guy that is trying to find out how zombies behave. Watching him do his little experiments is going to be a lot of fun."

Milton's a thinker, not a fighter, and he serves an important purpose. Showrunner Glen Mazzara thought it would be unbelievable for every character to be good at killing zombies.

"We wanted to show how other people survive, and Dallas has come in and helped us establish that character. He just adds a lot of heart and humanity to Woodbury, which further complicates what that is.That is a real town with real people and real survivors. It's not necessarily a group of bad guys."

But aren't the locals slightly unstable? Perhaps the TV version of Woodbury is a little different from the comic.

The Walking Dead returns Oct. 14 on AMC.

(via EW)

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