‘The Walking Dead’ is set to return this October and AMC is already starting to release a ton of new shots for the series. This time around we have a look at the new character Father Gabriel who is set to be portrayed by Seth Gilliam (‘Starship Troopers’, ‘The Wire’). On top of that some of the major cast members had a fun photo shoot over at EW that fans of the characters should be sure to enjoy!

First up here is a look at Seth Gilliam in character.

Also Seth had time to sit down and share a little about what research he did on the character as well as how he tried to keep covered up to not ruin the surprise from when filming started.

“I only read the comic book where Father Gabriel was introduced, which I think was episode 61 in the comics. I didn’t read anything before that, and I haven’t read anything after that. I discovered from reading about the show that often times characters’ names and journeys are kind of crisscrossed and mismatched, so I thought if I did read too much I might be giving myself a lot of information that would be useless, or just outright wrong. So I figured, like with everything, I’d just take the script and try to fill him out the best I possibly can…

I did see them (fan photographers). And I spent the first week kind of creeping around from my trailer to the set, trying my best to cover myself. But then I noticed, some of those shots look like they were taken from, like, six blocks away with telescopic photo lenses. There’s really nothing you can do about covering that. I mean, I could look down the block and see that there’s nobody there and go, ‘Okay, I’m gonna step out now.’ And then see a picture of myself stepping out, and be like, ‘Where did that come from?’ There’s got to be somebody planted on a roof somewhere five blocks away. I don’t really get that, the whole spoiler thing. It’s kind of confusing to me why you’d want to give things away/”

Clearly covering up didn’t help that much with a fan base as rabid as the zombies that the characters try to stay away from.

Of course its not all work for the rest of the crew and we’ve got a great photo shoot to share with you about some fun and games that they enjoy participating in. I especially love the last image!

Some great facial expressions from the cast as they jump for joy at the upcoming return of ‘The Walking Dead’!

Are you jumping for joy that the top rated zombie drama on television is returning in just two months?

Based on the comic created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard, Season Five of “The Walking Dead” premieres Sunday, October 12 at 9:00pm ET/PT. It stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chad Coleman, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira and Sonequa Martin-Green.

Sources: Coming Soon, Blastr