we’ve learned that three cast members will be returning when the show comes back next fall.
Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha) and Emily Kinney (Beth) have been added at series regulars according to The Hollywood Reporter.
After the build-up to the season finale, we weren’t too certain these characters were going to survive the predicted slaughter, but not only did they survive, it looks like they’ll continue to fight against zombies and a psychotic Governor.
Also returning in a recurring guest star role, says THR,
is Melissa Ponzio who plays Karen, "the lone survivor of the Governor's attack on his own Woodbury army that helped bring peace between Tyreese and Rick in the finale."
It was also suggested in an interview with Laurie Holden, aka "Andrea" (aka the woman who should have moved faster when picking up those pliers instead of staring at Milton) that we may not have seen the last of her. In an interview with TV Line, she says "anything's possible ... who knows what they have up their sleeve" when it comes to a ghost Andrea or flashbacks.
Are you excited about the addition of these regulars? Do you want to hear more of Beth's singing? Do you want Andrea to return in flashbacks or are you glad she's gone? Michonne admitted to seeing her dead boyfriend, so it's entirely plausible.