First Image Of The Walking Dead's New Character 'Bob Stookey'
Reported by Outsiders - 12:42 PM 2013.07.17
We'll be seeing some new faces come this season on The Walking Dead and Entertainment Weekly has debuted the official image for newcomer Bob Stookey, played by Lawrence Gilliard Jr. The character of Stookey for the TV series will be a former Army medic but he will not hail from Woodbury as in the comic book.
“His backstory is not entirely the same as in the comic and the novel,” explains new showrunner Scott M. Gimple. Stookey will be found by Daryl Dixon about a week before events pick up in season 4. “I think he’s seen things go bad over and over, and winding up in this stable place doesn’t shake him from his experience. He struggles with that.”
“You can see there’s something deeper and darker that’s going on with this character, just from the first episode,” says Gilliard. “We don’t really know what it is. We just know he’s got some issues that he’s dealing with.”