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Three Actors Promoted to Series Regular on "The Walking Dead"

As the October sixth season premiere of "The Walking Dead" slowly shambles forth new information continues to arise, like the promotion of a few season five reoccurring characters to series regulars.

As revealed by The Hollywood Reporters, three key players in the town of Alexandria have gone from possible zombie fodder to less likely but totally still on the table zombie meal: Tovah Feldshuh, Alexandra Breckenridge and Austin Nichols.

Feldshuh portrays the leader of Alexandria, Deanna Monroe -- a new character based on an existing one from the comics -- while Nichols plays Deanna's son Spencer and Breckenridge plays Rick's potential love interest Jessie Anderson.

As Hollywood Reporter points out, this brings the total number of series regulars on the show up to 18, so it's almost a fair bet to say that some of these regulars won't stay regular throughout all of season six -- unless their zombified corpse appears in every episode following their potential demise.

"The Walking Dead" Season 6 premieres Sunday, October 11, at 9/8c.

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