Larry Gilliard Jr, who played D'Angelo Barksdale in The Wire , has signed up for a regular role in season four of The Walking Dead .
In the comics, Stookey was is an alcoholic resident of Woodbury who saved The Governor's life after his torture by Michonne. Even the Governor seemed surprised he actually managed it.
The official character description from the casting call for the TV Stookey described him as a “former army medic who is deeply haunted by his past — pre- and post-zombie apocalypse. As a result, he’s a bit of a loner, although he maintains a charming/self-deprecating/confident public face.”
The Walking Dead season four, under its new showrunner Scott Gimple, will begin production on its fourth season this May and will return to air in the US in October.