Seth Gilliam, who portrayed Ellis Carver on HBO’s The Wire, is joining Season 5 as a new series regular! Funnily enough, he‘s actually the third cast member from The Wire to join The Walking Dead, after Chad Coleman (Tyreese) and Larry Gilliard Jr. (Bob).
Although Gilliam’s character is obviously under wraps, fans have been speculating. The character is described as “friendly with a puckish demeanor who also has a haunted side.”
Hm… what are your guesses? Comment below and let us know!
only other black guy in the comics is Heath, but Heath has dreads, so idk…
Skin tones can be switched (Stookey).
Michonne has dreads in the comic and the show
We’re talking about actors/actresses cast for the show & who they may represent.
Father Gabriel maybe?
Father Gabriel yes, look on Wiki it’s confirmed.
I say heath dreads are simple to add just line Josh’s mullet lol
Where are McNulty and Bunk?
Perfect, Clay. Say, I could use a little help in the legislature.
95% Father Gabriel.
I’m definitely thinking Father Gabriel! And that Beth is with him & not at Terminus!
I’m going with your theory
Was anybody able to make out how many people were in the car that sped off from the funeral home?
Whoever it is I’m 99.9% sure that the person driving the car from the funeral home will be Father Gabriel!
When it was said that Gareth was a combination of two comicbook character, some people speculated that he is a mixture between Chris the hunter and father Gabriel. (Which makes a crazy religious cannibal..) Well now I think this guy is the real Father Gabriel here.
So that leaves us with a question: Chris + ??? = Gareth?
I’d like to know what you think.
(Sorry for my bad english.)
Could still hold if this is Heath.
Maybe. I’m thinking… Maybe heath takes Aaron’s role as a recruiter for his community plus the supply runner. They could avoid introducing a load of characters that way.
I don’t know about you but I’ve had trouble with the idea of Chris + Gabriel = Gareth. I could see “consolidating” two good guys, but not a hunter & a priest.
I agree with you. I’d like to see Gabriel as a seperate charater. But hunter & a priest could make something wickedly interesting. I can’t quite imagine it right now, but it could work.
This guy looks more like Heath to me!
You can’t rely on looks. But he does look like Heath.
Lol! I know. He doesn’t exactly look priestly either! Sometimes it’s hard not to rely on looks when they’ve done such a wonderful job casting characters like Abraham, Eugene, Rosita, Tyreese, etc.
Yep, but on the other hand, there is David Morrissey who looks nothing like the character he’s portraying. (But still does a great job)
Didn’t Heath have dreadlocks?
He is more Heath’s age .
Maybe Chris and Greg
Gareth = Chris of The Hunters and Douglas Monroe of Alexandria Safe Zone. Terminus experienced their own all out war with a character like Alexander Davidson and many died. New guy = Father Gabriel and Beth is with him.
Forgot to add: if Gareth is part Chris/part Douglas Monroe maybe we will get a little more of the backstory with Davidson and his exile. That would be awesome because I was curious about what exactly happened.
Yep that works for me. Douglas was quite creepy, and he sometimes acted like a villain. Combining him with Chris is a pretty fun idea.
maybe it is Father Gabriel, due to the haunted side for what he has done in the past, when he wouldn’t let any other people into the church at the start of the outbreak
I got bored and I edited his face. He kinda look like father Gabriel.
Now I see the resemblance thanks lol
Pretty nice. Well here’s a Heath version of him:
Forget the rap battle….lol
That actually doesn’t look that bad! I think it could work.
He’s either Gabriel or a crippled man that was mentioned to appear next season. It was revealed that he’s crippled because well he is also a prisoner in Terminus; the home of cannibals.
The casting call was for an 18-year-old who can play (and subsequently look) younger and is also a single amputee whilst this dude is in his mid-forties and has both legs, so it’s a no go on that
You’re way off. Not Garbriel, but Douglas Monroe. Think about it, the show has a history of mixing up races and ages – Carver could easily pass for a senator and leader of a community, much more than a pastor who is a little pathetic.
I actually agree… I think its Negan.
If this isn’t Gabriel, then I’m not a magical unicorn leading time wizard from space!
Although not a regular in either series, Vincent M. Ward (Oscar) appeared in both The Wire and The Walking Dead. That makes 4 Wire cast in TWD.