'Walking Dead' Casts 'The Wire' Vet as Tyreese

Tim Kenneally
The Wrap
'Walking Dead' Casts 'The Wire' Vet as Tyreese

"The Walking Dead" has found its Tyreese.

Chad Coleman, who played Dennis "Cutty" Wise on HBO's David Simon drama "The Wire," will play Tyreese, a fan favorite from the comic-book series that spawned the show, an individual with knowledge of the casting told TheWrap.

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In the comics, Tyreese, a prominent survivor of the undead apocalypse, serves as Rick's right-hand man following the death of Shane. The individual was not able to confirm the date of Coleman's debut on the series, but TVOvermind, which first reported the casting, says that he will show up on the hit zombie series by the end of the current third season.

Also read: "Walking Dead" Breaks Basic Cable Record With 10.9M Viewers In addition to "The Wire," Coleman also starred on Fox's short-lived comedy "I Hate My Teenage Daughter."

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