Here are 12 breakout stars everyone will be talking about this fall.
Khary Payton, “The Walking Dead”
This newcomer to “The Walking Dead” was the talk of Comic Con when the first glimpse of his character, King Ezekiel, was revealed before a rapt crowd.
Floriana Lima, “Supergirl”
While most eyes are on Tyler Hoechlin as Superman, Lima’s Maggie Sawyer could potentially shake up National City more significantly, since she’s a series regular playing a lesbian cop, with executive producers recently reiterating a push for more diverse and LGBT characters in the Arrowverse.
Mike Colter, “Luke Cage”
Fans are already intrigued thanks to a co-starring introduction on “Jessica Jones,” and now Mike Colter‘s Luke Cage gets center stage as he leads his own series.
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”
As a mom to some high-energy kids in this grounded gritty take on motherhood, Adlon, who also executive produces the show, has already been compared to Louis CK.
Gabriel Luna, “Agents of SHIELD”
Move aside, Nicholas Cage, there’s a new Ghost Rider in town, as Luna joins the ABC Marvel superhero drama, ready to shake things up in Season 4.
Kylie Bunbury, “Pitch”
She may not be under quite as much pressure as her onscreen counter part, but all eyes will be on Bunbury this fall as she plays the very first female pitcher in Major League Baseball.
Clayne Crawford, “Lethal Weapon”
After showing some leading man magnetism in a supporting role on “Rectify,” Crawford is poised to test his mettle starring on one of fall’s biggest remakes, in a role made famous by a movie star.
Tori Anderson, “No Tomorrow”
The CW made stars out of Gina Rodriguez and Rachel Bloom thanks to “Jane the Virgin” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” respectively, and Anderson is perfectly poised to follow in their footsteps.
Augustus Prew, “Pure Genius”
People have not stopped talking about “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood,” which means the likelihood of an audience falling in love with Jason Katims‘ latest and remembering Augustus Prew for years to come is very, very high.
Chrissy Metz, “This Is Us”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Marking another Youtuber jumping over to traditional TV, Rae graduates from “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” to her own HBO sitcom tackling similar themes. And she’s not just a pretty face – she co-created the show and acts as a co-executive producer.
Sean Teale, “Incorporated”
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