04/27/2013 02:42 pm ET

'The Walking Dead': Bob Stookey To Be Played By Lawrence Gilliard Jr. In Season 4

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Lawrence "Larry" Gilliard Jr. has been cast as Bob Stookey in "The Walking Dead" Season 4, according to The Hollywood Reporter. International Digital Times first reported Gilliard's casting.

The "Wire" alum will play the role of "a former Army medic who is deeply haunted by his past -- both before and after the apocalypse. He's a loner, though he maintains a charming yet self-deprecating façade." In the comics, Bob Stookey is also the town drunk of Woodbury.

Gilliard joins previously announced Chad Coleman (a fellow "Wire" veteran), Sonequa Martin-Green And Emily Kinney as regulars for Season 4.

"There are going to be some radical changes ... that are going to bring in a lot of new storytelling," creator Robert Kirkman recently told IGN of the new season. "Moving into next season, we’re going to see a very different Rick, but one of his main goals is to manage this situation with Carl and see if he can bring him back from this darkness that's crept into him."

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