The Walking Dead Season 10 is finally adding a comic character fans have been wanting to see for years. “We’ll be meeting the character Dante from the comics,” Showrunner Angela Kang recently told Entertainment Weekly. “He is this roguish, fast-talking, sometimes charming, sometimes annoying guy who can sometimes put his foot in his mouth, but is an interesting presence in the comics.”
Dante was first introduced in The Walking Dead Issue 131 following the post-All Out War time jump. He’s a loyal member of Hilltop who eventually had a brief relationship with Maggie. Since Lauren Cohan’s character is currently absent from the show, Dante’s character will come with his own unique story. “…in our world, the context is a little different, and he will play an important role in the story in Alexandria. So we’re excited about that,” Kang said.
While we can’t reveal who they have cast as Dante, there’s a good chance we’ll see him in next week’s Season 10 Comic Con trailer. Kang also hinted Dante might not be the only new character to cross over from the comics. “There will be some other characters we meet down the line,” Kang said, “but I don’t think I can quite talk about them yet. We’ll meet some really cool characters this year.” Could that mean the spunky spear-wielding character Princess? “I don’t know,” laughs Kang. “But we do love royalty on our show.”
Catch the rest of the story over at Entertainment Weekly. Also, make sure to keep it here for more Season 10 coverage from San Diego Comic Con 2019.