The Walking Dead Casts Twilight Actress For Rosita Espinosa

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AMC’s The Walking Dead has cast one of the comic book’s more prominent female characters for the upcoming season.

Christian Serratos will play Rosita Espinosa. Most people will know her from The Twilight Saga, where she played Bella’s schoolmate Angela.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Serratos will recur as Rosita Espinosa on the adaptation of Robert Kirkman‘s long-running series, with an option to be promoted to series regular for season five. The character first surfaced in the 53rd issue of the series.”

In the comics, Rosita has two travel companions we’ve also yet to see on the AMC series. They’ve yet to be cast either, so we’re not sure how she’ll be introduced. Needless to say, it’s refreshing to see another interesting female character from the comic coming on board. Especially after the death of Andrea last season. Let’s just hope they do right by her.

The network announced just yesterday they’ll be pursuing a spin-off series.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."