the walking dead season 5 casting 'The Walking Dead' Season 5 casting begins

“The Walking Dead” hasn’t yet returned from its Season 4 midseason hiatus, but casting has begun for both the upcoming Season 5.

A casting call put out on says producers on the show are looking for “new series regulars, recurring roles, and guest starring roles.” The casting call for new zombies has opened up as well. Production will begin on Season 5 in “early 2014.”

Meanwhile, casting details for the upcoming companion series will be posted to the site soon.

Though it’s unclear exactly in which direction Season 5 will head, there’s a good chance it will at least have something to do with comic book series villain Negan — if not introduce him outright. With the search on for new series regulars, he could be someone casting directors are keeping an eye out for.

“The Walking Dead” returns to AMC with the second half of Season 4 on Feb. 9 at 9 p.m.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz