The Walking Dead finds Jesus with a new casting announcement

Before you start wondering if your favorite zombie show has let Gabriel take control, cool your jets, as the Jesus in question is a popular character from the comics who's now been added to the roster for The Walking Dead season six.

As reported by THR Tom Payne (Waterloo Road, Luck) has been cast in the role of Paul 'Jesus' Monroe for what's described as a recurring role that may extend into season seven. The character is introduced in the comics as the main core of survivors start to venture outside of Alexandria, bumping into him on his way back to the Hilltop Colony - another community of survivors.

A strong, kind and resourceful member of the gang, he serves as a go-between for Rick and the Hilltop, and provides key intel on the series' biggest bad to date; the leader of The Saviors, Negan. Speaking of that baseball bat-loving psycho, further rumors suggest that a new casting call is out for an actor to tackle the villainous role. Considering he makes The Governor seem like quite a nice chap, this ought to be one hellish season for Rick's bunch. The Walking Dead returns to AMC on October 11.

Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.