Corey Hawkins who recently took on the role of Dr Dre in ‘Straight Outta Compton’ is to play the role of Heath in the sixth season of ‘Walking Dead’.
Heath will be a member of the Alexandria Safe Zone, and a friend to Glenn and love interest to Denise.
The character made his first appearance in issue 69 of Robert Kirkman’s comics.
It was recently revealed that Sandrine Holt, Mercedes Mason and Elizabeth Rodriguez have been added to the cast of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – the spinoff series that takes place in Los Angeles at the very beginning of the zombie apocalypse.
The offshoot has already been picked up for a second season.
AMC will premiere the first season this summer in the US.