Lauren Cohan, who plays Hershel's tough eldest daughter Maggie, has been upped to a series regular for the highly anticipated Walking Dead
third season (according to TV Line
). Adding to the casting of Danai Gurira as Michonne
and David Morrissey as The Governor
, Cohan's promotion brings more good news for fans of the AMC zombie drama that can't wait for the series' return.
Last seen in the season 2 finale, Cohan's character escaped from the burning farm with Glenn (played by Steven Yeun), who finally shared his hidden feelings for her. Now as a series regular, we can assume Maggie and Glenn's story will continue to blossom in the upcoming season, as the group seeks a new home (i.e. the prison shown in the finale) and face off against new threats (i.e. the fan favorite villain The Governor and his followers).
Cohan seems to have an affinity for portraying women in dark sci-fi settings - she will reprise her role as Rose
in The Vampire Diaries
' return on April 19 and also had a multi-episode run as Bela Talbot on Supernatural
Along with Michonne's kick-ass presence and Angela's stronger character development
next season, it would seem the women are shaping up to be an intimidating force in season 3. The Walking Dead
is set to return on AMC with its 16-episode third season this fall, which will be divided into two parts, much like season 2. Are you excited to see more of Maggie next season?
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