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Tyreese Is Coming To AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ To Be Played By Chad Coleman (‘The Wire’)!

Tyreese Is Coming To AMC's 'The Walking Dead' To Be Played By Chad Coleman ('The Wire')!

Alright now…! This is a character that many of you who are fans of the original comic book series have been asking to see added to the TV show’s cast of characters.

It looks like you’ve been heard loud and clear.

Hot off the presses… The Wire alum Chad Coleman has been tapped to play the key role of Tyreese in AMC’s hit zombie series The Walking Dead.

One of the comic book’s prominent survivors, Tyreese’s entrance is rumored to happen in this season’s eighth episode, says TVLine.

Just in time as Rick preps for a showdown with the Governor.

I’m not a Walking Dead comics expert, but from what I do know about Tyreese, this is a really good casting choice. Coleman is a stud, with the right kind of on screen presence, and air about himself, that I think suits the character (Tyreese), as I know him to be. Those of you who ARE experts can chime in with your thoughts on this.

Of course, it still remains to be seen exactly how the show’s producers will use him, and whether the sexual relationship between Tyrese and Michonne makes it into the TV series. 

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Tyreese must be studly. I think this will work out fine!


I am really excited to see him work! I'm a big fan and am a little confused to why he's being introduced so late, SPOILER ALERT___he dies in the prison at the governer's hands. But oh well! Good stuff

Adam Scott Thompson



GREAT CHOICE! It is about time this guy got work in something decent post-The Wire (rather than silly Fox sitcoms or nowhere-to-be-found, low profile indy movies). Excellent casting even if he doesn't look too much like the Tyrese in the comic (certainly not as tall).

Dankwa Brooks

When I first saw Cutty on 'The Wire' I could not give a damn about some new character. I mean we already had so many great characters, but Coleman changed my mind. Coleman's great performance made me care about a character I could less for at first. He's a really good actor and I think he will do well on the show.


Met Chad Coleman earlier this year for the Chicago screening of "Life, Love, Soul" – methinks he's a wee bit underrated. And yes Tambay, he is sho-nuff a STUD… (still fanning muhself)


I bet you he was the one watching Carol practice her C-section skills on the zombie. And perhaps he is already inside the prison and is the one that saved Carol and put her to safety in the prison cell. How else are they planning to introduce him and gain the prison group's trust at this point, especially since we are all set for a major showdown between the two sets of survivors?


I don't even care that I've been spoiled (says the guy who's read the books already) but this is GREAT casting.


Knowing the Walking Dead and black male characters, he might be dead by the end of the episode nine.


Yes! Great casting choice! Loved this brother's work on the Wire he has a a strong black man's presence. Hopefully they utilize his character well and don't emasculate him. There's promise, they showed mad love to Michonne last episode when she pulled out her Ninja/Cleopatra moves on ole Merle!!!! She owned him!!! Lol!!!



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