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It has been confirmed that Alexandra Breckenridge is the latest member to join the cast of [The Walking Dead](series:201193) for Season 5. The 32-year-old actress is probably best known for her role as Moira in Season 1 of [American Horror Story](series:206668) but for now the role she will play in The Walking Dead is being tightly guarded.

The Walking Dead casting breakdown did provide us little nuggets of information, so here's what we know about her character:

  • She is listed as Samantha
  • Described as an attractive, smart, charming and articulate woman with a vulnerable side.
  • She’s an artist and a mother.

The Walking Dead has, in the past, used fake names to prevent information leaks and with no character named Samantha in The Walking Dead comic books or video games, I'd be willing to bet that this is another red herring. Which leaves the obvious question, who will she play? Well speculation is rife but here are three characters I think Alexandra Breckenridge could possibly play:

Warning: Spoilers from The Walking Dead comicbook series ahead!!

1. Magna

Magna is a recent addition to the comic series, first appearing in Issue 127. She is a leader of a small group who end up at the Alexandria Safe-Zone. While she is a new character and we don't know too much about her, I wouldn't rule her out based on this alone - as we all know, the TV series does take liberties at times. Magna is described as being in her mid-to-late 20s and having brown hair.

2. Dr Denise Cloyd

Denise Cloyd was first introduced in the comics in Issue 71 as a doctor in the Alexandria Safe-Zone. She is an important character, treating many of the zones residents, including Carl Grimes. Denise is in her early 30s and is noted as having red hair, much like Alexandra Breckenridge. Unfortunately Cloyd's time in the comic series has already come to an end, but again I stress how much the TV show will take liberties with characters, especially with deaths.

3. Jessie Anderson

Jessie is another character we're introduced to in the Alexandria Safe-Zone. She is the wife of Pete Anderson and mother of Ron Anderson. Jessie reveals to Rick that Pete is an abusive husband which ultimately ends in Rick killing him. Jessie is thankful and later the two start a relationship which comes to a bad end when Jessie is killed.

Jessie is my personal pick for Breckenridge, especially being a mother in the comic series. We're now two seasons on since Lori's death and a new romance for Rick could make for a very interesting storyline - come one, we cant rely on Maggie and Glenn for all our Walking Dead romance!


Which character do you think Alexandra Breckenridge will play?

Source: Variety


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