Sarah Wayne Callies Lands Lead on The Walking Dead

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Fresh off a guest-starring stint on House, Sarah Wayne Callies has just scored a much bigger role.

The former Prison Break star will take on the female lead in AMC’s heavily anticipated The Walking Dead, a show based on Robert Kirkman’s comic books.

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As first reported by Entertainment Weekly, Callies will portray Lori Grimes, the troubled wife of the show’s hero, Rick (Andrew Lincoln).

The comic book series follows the travels of a group of people trying to survive in a world stricken by a zombie apocalypse. The drama begins production in August.

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