The zombie hoard will be getting larger on AMC when ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ premieres later this summer. While we know that it will take place in Los Angeles during the early days of the outbreak, a good portion of the show is still a mystery to fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ since it’s not an adaptation of previously released source material. It was only recently that creator Robert Kirkman started to tell us a bit about the characters on show like Kim Dickens’ Madison, Alycia Debnam-Carey’s Alicia, or Cliff Curtis’ Travis. But it appears that more important characters are still being added to the six-episode first season.

According to Deadline, Shawn Hatosy has joined the upcoming companion series for ‘The Walking Dead’. The actor is best known for his Critics’ Choice Award nominated role on ‘Southland’, but he has also appeared in films such as ‘John Q’, ‘Alpha Dogs’, and ‘The Faculty’, in addition to starring in the CBS pilot ‘For Justice’. In ‘Fear The Walking Dead’, Hatosy has signed on to play a currently unnamed recurring role that is described as “a well-intentioned but out of his element military man with a soulful disposition”.

Since it seems like Hatosy’s character is being added late in the game, it’s possible that his character could play a part in the series’ second season, which has already been ordered by AMC. Or better yet, might he connect ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ to ‘The Walking Dead’, which is something that has been teased from the inception of this show? The possibilities are pretty endless at this point, so share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.

‘Fear The Walking Dead’ starring Colman Domingo, Mercedes Mason, Ruben Blades, Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, and Alycia Debnam-Carey premieres on AMC in August.