True Blood’s Alexandra Breckenridge Joins The Walking Dead
October 24, 2014 by Rachel Tsoumbakos
Recurring Role May Extend Into Season 6 of AMC’s Zombie Juggernaut:
Truebies will remember Alexandra Breckenridge as the undercover Wiccan, Katerina “Katie” Pellham, in Season 4 of HBO’s True Blood. It seems Alexandra has gone from Wiccan to zombie enthusiast with her newest role on AMC’s The Walking Dead! While there is little information on the character she will play, AMC have confirmed that she will appear in Season 5 with the option of her role extending into Season 6. Her character has been given the name “Samantha” but even AMC are admitting that may just been a placeholder detail for the time being – along with her character descriptive as listed below:
“Samantha” [is] an attractive, strong, smart, charming and articulate woman with a vulnerable side. She’s a mother with a bohemian spirit, and a talented artist.
Walking Dead fans will remember that placeholder details for new characters are relatively commonplace on this show. For example, Season 5 newcomer Father Gabriel Stokes (played by Seth Gilliam in the TV series) was originally introduced to fans as Michael Todd. This occurs when a comic book story line crosses over into the TV series and may cause an unintentional spoiler to comic book fans who also watch the show.
WetPaint have speculated that if AMC have announced Alexandra’s character name as a placeholder, than she must be based on a comic book character, so suggest she may be playing the role of either Jessie Anderson or Dr. Denise Cloyd.
Do you watch AMC’s The Walking Dead or read the comics? If so, which character do you think Alexandra Breckenridge will be playing in the TV series? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter – ‘Walking Dead’ Enlists Alexandra Breckenridge for Season 5
WetPaint – The Walking Dead Season 5: Alexandra Breckenridge Cast — Jessie Or Denise From Comics?
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