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Spoilers if you aren't caught up on The Walking Dead through the Season 3 finale!
It looks like David Morrissey isn't the only recurring star in The Walking Dead getting a promotion for Season 4. It looks like we can expect to see more of Sasha, Tyreese and Beth next season as well, as Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Emily Kinney have all been promoted to series regulars in the popular AMC zombie drama.
TVLine posted the news of their upgrades this week. Martin-Green and Coleman's characters were introduced to us in Season 3, but we haven't had much time to get to know Sasha and Tyreese. What has become clear, so far, is that they're two people who think for themselves and their moral compasses appear to point due north, which is more than can be said for some other characters. Their upgrade indicates that we'll be getting to know them better when the show resumes next fall.
Beth already seemed like a series regular in Season 2, having appeared frequently in scenes related to the prison, but hopefully her upgrade is more than just a formality and this means we'll be seeing even more of her when the new season resumes. Beth's like a light of hope, offering a bit of optimism and the occasional song to the otherwise gloomy or tense atmosphere.
Talk of these promotions apparently prompted some fans to complain that Melissa McBride, who plays Carol in the zombie series, was still not promoted to series regular, but that's apparently not the case. TVLine cleared up that confusion today, citing a Tweet from McBride confirming that she's already a regular on the show.