The Walking Dead Season 5: Ross Marquand Lands Mystery Role as Series Regular

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For months there has been speculation about casting the upcoming and pivotal role of Aaron, who would be the first openly gay character on The Walking Dead.

Today Ross Marquand landed a role as an unknown series regular for second half of The Walking Dead Season 5 and speculation has started to fly. Will he be playing Aaron?

Ross Marquand

In the comics, Aaron is a recruiter for the walled-off community, the Alexandria Safe-Zone. He runs into Rick and the gang as they're on the way to Washington, D.C. and tries to get them to join them in the Zone.

There is absolutely no solid evidence connecting Maraquand and Aaron other than wishful thinking. The role has been spoken of highly for quite some time. Take a look at Marquand. Is there any reason you wouldn't want him to receive as much screen time as possible?

Marquand is known for his voice impressions, and has played Han Solo on Phineas and FerbĀ as well as appearing in an episode of Mad Men Season 6 as Paul Newman.

Hit the comments with your thoughts on this potential casting and if you're behind, you can catch up when you watch The Walking Dead online via TV Fanatic. The series returns on February 8, so you have a little bit of time.

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