Earlier, we learned about an upcoming pivotal character on The Walking Dead who is described as “a former Army medic and deeply haunted by his past — both before and after the apocalypse”. This new addition to the characters by the name of “Bob Stookey” will be played by The Wire vet, Larry Gillard.
Courtesy of EW, get a first-look on the newest season 4 cast member below!
MORE SPOILERS | Showrunner Scott Gimple previews Stookey’s backstory –
But unlike the comic version, this Stookey does not hail from Woodbury. Instead, he is found by Daryl Dixon about a week before events pick up in season 4. “His backstory is not entirely the same as in the comic and the novel,” explains new showrunner Scott M. Gimple. “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.”
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