27 Things We Know So Far About Season 4 of 'The Walking Dead'
Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in "The Walking Dead" Season 4
Warning: If you haven't finished watching the third season of "The Walking Dead," there are spoilers ahead.
Sure, we're all excited about that just-announced spinoff series, but let's not forget: The fourth season of the original adaptation of Robert Kirkman's comic book series is right around the corner. A little rundown of what we know so far about "The Walking Dead," Season 4:
1. "Twilight" star Christian Serratos will play a new character in Season 4: Rosita Espinosa, a tough, 20-something woman. Rosita is a character in the comic series, where she and two friends, Abraham and Eugene, meet up with Rick and his crew at Hershel's farm. Rosita, who is likely to be introduced later in the season, will also probably be introduced at the same time as Abraham and Eugene.
Christian Serratos and "The Walking Dead" comic book character Rosita Espinosa
2. Another new Season 4 character also originated in the comic series: Bob Stookey, a former Army medic who'll be played by "The Wire" alum Larry Gilliard Jr. Bob is said to be traumatized by his past, both before and after the zombie apocalypse, and joins the prison survivors after he meets up with Daryl early in the season. Trivia: In the comics, Bob is a 50-something Caucasian man, while in the TV series, he's at least a decade younger and African American.
Bob Stookey (Larry Gilliard Jr.) in "The Walking Dead" Season 4 premiere
3. Actress Alanna Masterson is another Season 4 cast addition, playing a new survivor who will make her debut around midseason, Deadline reports. Little is known about the character officially, though it's said she'll be a recurring character this season, with the possibility of becoming a regular cast member in Season 5. Masterson, who's appeared on "The Young and the Restless" and "Grey's Anatomy," and is the sister of actors Danny, Christopher, and Jordan Masterson, may be playing Tara Chalmers, according to fan speculation. Tara, introduced in the "Walking Dead" novel "Rise of the Governor," is a member of a traveling family band.