The Walking Dead season 11: Margot Bingham officially joins cast

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 04: Margot Bingham visits SiriusXM Studios on June 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 04: Margot Bingham visits SiriusXM Studios on June 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images) /

It was recently announced that actress Margot Bingham would be joining The Walking Dead’s ensemble cast for season 11, but fans may have already met her.

Deadline revealed that Margot Bingham has officially been cast to join the ensemble cast of The Walking Dead‘s 11th season, but which character she’ll be playing has yet to be announced. Avid fans know, however, that the actress already made her debut on the show as the voice of Stephanie, the woman Eugene started talking to on the radio from Hilltop. From there, we can assume it’s a pretty safe bet she’ll be playing Stephanie in the show’s upcoming season because she’s already voiced her in “Bonds” and “Morning Star” in season 10.

Twitter fans of The Walking Dead figured out from Bingham’s tweets earlier in the spring that she was the voice of mysterious survivor Stephanie. Stephanie and Eugene’s friendship led to Eugene, Yumiko, and Ezekiel going on a road trip at the end of season 10. Their plan to meet up with Stephanie hit a snag when they came across Princess, but they were all on the road to go meet her when the season ended with “The Tower.” It’s possible that more was revealed about Stephanie in the season 10 finale, but there’s still no word on when that episode will air.

Margot Bingham is no stranger to being part of a strong cast on TV. She previously was a series regular on She’s Gotta Have It and had recurring roles on New Amsterdam , One Dollar and Boardwalk Empire. She’s joining The Walking Dead at an exciting time as the story shifts to a major new narrative arc.

A Bigger World

In The Walking Dead comic, Stephanie introduces the survivors to a much bigger world by revealing more about how other segments of society survived and rebuilt after the apocalypse. In the show, Stephanie has been hesitant to talk about her community for safety’s sake, just like Eugene has been hesitant to talk about the Hilltop and the other communities.

While the show often takes a different path from the comic and also adds and remixed characters, showrunner Angela Kang has confirmed that the survivors are about to enter an entirely new type of situation — so whether Stephanie is the catalyst for that or not, season 11 is going to start a new era for The Walking Dead. And possibly the new era will include a new romance for Eugene.

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