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Two new actors have joined the cast ensemble of “The Walking Dead” season 4 according to a recent report by Hollywoodreporter.com. “Southland” actor Michael Cudlitz will be taking on the role as Sgt. Abraham Ford and retired comedian Josh McDermitt will portray Dr. Eugene Porter.

Michael Cudlitz will portray Sgt. Abraham Ford

Michael Cudlitz will portray Sgt. Abraham Ford

Ford, a sports coach, is a pivotal character from Robert Kirkman’s comic book series. The former Army sergeant is described as “vulgar with rough edges but wise”. Cudlitz was kind enough to share the first look at his character via a post on Twitter. Ford’s travelling companion, Porter, is a former high school science teacher.

Josh McDermitt will portray Dr. Eugene Porter

Josh McDermitt will portray Dr. Eugene Porter

Executive producer Scott Gimple said:

“We’re going to tell a version of the Eugene, Abraham and Rosita comic stories.”

Joining them on the road is Rosita,  portrayed by Christian Serratos.

He continues:

“I love those characters from the book, they are very different flavors of comic book characters than we’ve seen on the show.”

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Gimple teases Porter’s appearance and also says that disguising him will hide the fact the he is a smart guy.

“Josh looks breathtaking in a mullet; he was born to wear one,”

“I can proudly announce we will see a mullet!”

The fourth season premier for “The Walking Dead” was aired on Sunday, October 13 on AMC. The The season 4 opener broke the show’s previous records set by the season 3 finale.