UPDATE: We’re pleased to announce that two more great guests are joining our Walking Dead guest line-up – Ross Marquand and Cooper Andrews!
Ross Marquand, who recently appeared as Red Skull in Avengers: Infinity War, plays Aaron in The Walking Dead. A fan favourite, viewers first encounter the kind-hearted Aaron as a recruiter for the Alexandria Safe-Zone together with his boyfriend Eric. He fully supports Rick’s campaign against Negan and by Season 7 has emerged as one of his right hand men.
Cooper Andrews (Halt and Catch Fire) plays another of The Walking Dead’s good guys – King Ezekiel’s loyal personal steward and bodyguard Jerry. A lovable, friendly guy with a penchant for puns, Jerry also happens to be a dab hand with a double-bladed battle axe. Cooper is set to appear in upcoming superhero movie Shazam!, slated for a 2019 release.
MCM Scotland is fully prepped for the zombie apocalypse, with no fewer than six cast members from hit horror drama The Walking Dead set to join us next month. Khary Payton, Madison Lintz, Macsen Lintz, Jayson Warner Smith, Joshua Mikel and Lew Temple will all be attending both days of the show, which returns to Glasgow on 22-23 September.
Khary Payton (Teen Titans, Justice League Action) stars as King Ezekiel in Seasons 7 and 8 of The Walking Dead. The self-proclaimed monarch of a community known as The Kingdom, Ezekiel is one of the zombie show’s rarest characters – a genuinely good guy. A kind-hearted man who just wants to protect his people, the tiger-owning king is faking his over-the-top regal persona so that his ‘subjects’ have a figurehead to believe in.
As Negan’s lieutenant Gavin, Jayson Warner Smith (Rectify, The Birth of a Nation) was one of the threats that Ezekiel had to contend with. The leader of the Chemical Plant Outpost, Gavin served on the governing council of the Saviors, a hostile group of heavily-armed survivors ruled by charismatic tyrant Negan. A weak man out to save his own skin, Gavin didn’t delight in cruelty for its own sake, however – unlike our next guest’s character!
Joshua Mikel (Nashville, Hindsight) appeared as brutal bully Jared, easily one of the most dislikeable and depraved of the Saviors (and that’s saying something!). Even his boss Gavin is disgusted when Jared shoots teenage Kingdom resident Benjamin – whose younger brother Henry is played by fellow MCM Scotland guest Macsen Lintz (Under the Dome). Despite his youth, Henry heads off to confront the Saviors over his brother’s death.
If the name ‘Lintz’ seems familiar, that’s because Macsen’s older sister Madison has also starred in The Walking Dead! Madison Lintz, who plays Maddie Bosch in Amazon Studios’ cop show Bosch, portrayed Sophia Peletier in the opening two seasons of AMC’s zombie blockbuster. The young daughter of Ed and Carol, Sophia meets her end when she gets lost in the woods and turned into a walker – forcing a horrified Rick to gun the girl down.
Lew Temple (Unstoppable, The Devil’s Rejects) appeared as Axel in The Walking Dead’s third season. A small-time crook imprisoned for armed robbery with a water pistol, Axel is trapped in West Georgia Correctional Facility when the zombie apocalypse breaks out. Initially distrusted by Rick, the genial Axel eventually becomes a fully-fledged member of Grimes’ group… only to get unceremoniously sniped by The Governor.
— This news story is for September 2018’s MCM Scotland Comic Con —