While it's happening a bit late in the storyline compared to the comic book plot, the character of Heath will finally be making it onto the big screen. Heath will be played by actor Corey Hawkins, starring in this summer's Straight Outta Compton.
Heath will be part of AMC's The Walking Dead in season 6 which begins airing this fall. After recent casting calls matched the description of Heath's girlfriend in the comics, Denise Cloyd, it was assumed that Heath wouldn't be far behind.
Comic book Heath becomes good friends with Glenn, and is crucial to the all-out war between the safe cities led by Rick and long-rumored character Negan: essentially the governor on steroids for his villainous affairs in the struggling story of the characters we've come to love.