Alanna Masterson is the third actor to be added to the ranks The Walking Dead‘s fourth season. But who is she playing? Hit the jump for what we know.
What we know, as it happens, isn’t much. All we have is that she’ll be introduced midway through season four and will be a recurring character with “an option to become a regular in Season 5,” according to Deadline. That reads to me that she’ll be a fairly major character. The rumor mill pegs her as Tara Chalmers, but we’ve also previously heard about some new characters, two of whom—”Laura, a single mom and ex-nurse who isn’t quite as strong as she first appears; Melody, a ‘just one of the guys’ kinda gal in her 20s”—could conceivably be Masterson’s character. The actress has previously appeared in episodes of Greek, Malcolm in the Middle, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
This news comes not too long after two previous The Walking Dead casting announcements: Christian Serratos will play Rosita Espinosa, one of the comic book’s major female characters, and Phineas and Ferb‘s Vincent Martella will play Patrick, a guy who sounds an awful lot like a comic character named Ben.