'The Walking Dead' AMC Season 5 Premieres Feb 2015, Ross Marquand Added To Cast

11:58 PM EST 1/16/2015 by Tam Woods, Celebeat Reporter

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AMC's "The Walking Dead" is on a mid-season break of Season 5 but is almost ready to return with new episodes premiering Sunday night, Feb. 8th at 9/8c. 

The newest cast addition to the show announced is Ross Marquand. Not much is known about his role in the series but The Huffington Post gave us 6 things to know about Ross. Here are the highlights, you can read the full article to find out more. 

1. He is speculated to play the "very prominent gay character from the comics" creator Robert Kirkman teased was coming back in December.

2. He's had acclaimed performances in a variety of films. 

3. He has some serious comedy chops. 

4. He is super good at voice acting. 

5. He balances his two sets of skills in original SoulPancake web series, "The Impression Guys." 

6. He played Paul Newman on "Mad Men" 

"The Walking Dead" Season 5 premiered on October 12, 2014 on AMC and the ratings did not disappoint. The hit drama brought in a record 17.3 million total for Sunday evening's premiere which beat out the show's previous record of 16.11 million in season four. 

The show also beat its previous record for adults 18-49, which brought in 11 million, beating the 8.2 million brought in from last season's premiere and mid-season return, Variety reports.

"The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, and Chad L. Coleman. The series is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. 

"The Walking Dead" premiered on AMC on October 31, 2010. It premiered internationally during the first week of November 2010 on Fox International Channels. On October 7, 2014, AMC renewed it for a sixth season.

The series has been nominated for many awards, including the Writers Guild of America Award and the Golden Globe Award for 'Best Television Series - Drama'.

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