Fear the Walking Dead casts Karen David

Karen David Fear the Walking Dead new cast memberFear the Walking Dead has added Karen David to the cast as a series regular for its upcoming fifth season, according to a report by Deadline.

No details have been revealed about her role other than that her character will be called “Grace.” Whether she proves to be a friend or foe to the current group of survivors remain to be seen.

David reunites with Once Upon a Time writer-producers Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss, who took over as showrunners on Fear the Walking Deadfor the fourth season.

David joins the rest of the long-time cast of Fear the Walking Dead including Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, and Danay García, alongside Season Four newcomers Garret Dillahunt, Jenna Elfman, Maggie Grace, Mo Collins, and Daryl Mitchell.

Additionally, The Walking Dead star Austin Amelio (Dwight) will also be joining the spinoff next season. Ruben Blades, who plays Daniel Salazar, also confirmed that he was involved in filming season five despite his apparent death in an older season, according to a report by ComicBook.com.

Lennie James, who moved to Fear the Walking Dead from the main show, has become the leader of the show, especially after the departures of Madison and Nick Clark. At the end of the last season, he and the group embark on a mission to find and help other survivors.

Goldberg told EW what to expect in the upcoming season:

“I think we get a little bit of a taste of what they’re doing at the very end when we see that convoy go out looking for people. That very much is going to be what their mission is going forward…

It was very important for us that it wasn’t just Morgan’s idea, that the whole entire group was invested in it. And that’s why we did have that moment where Alicia said they need to keep Madison’s philosophy alive and where Al talked about finding people on the tapes. Even where Luciana invoked Polar Bear when she convinced Sarah and Wendell that they should be a part of this.”

David’s credits include playing the female lead, Princess Isabella, on the fantasy musical Galavant and playing Princess Jasmine in Once Upon a Time as well as a role on The CW’s Legacies.

Fear the Walking Dead will return this summer on AMC.