'The Walking Dead' Season 8: Get Ready for More Simon, Enid and Jadis!
Look for more of Steven Ogg's comically charismatic Savior Simon (hurray!), Katelyn Nacon's Maggie-mentored teen Enid (hurray!), and Pollyanna McIntosh's Queen of the Garbage Gang, Jadis (not-so-hurray!) when The Walking Dead returns for Season 8 in October.
TVLine reported Monday that Ogg, Nacon and McIntosh have officially been upgraded to series regulars. Which is not too surprising given what looks to be an impending showdown (or possibly uneasy truce—or both—if you're leaning on the comics?) between the Saviors, the double-crossing Scavengers and the united Hilltop/Kingdom/Alexandria front.
As Negan's apparent second in command—and a guy who seriously rivals his boss in the one-liner department—Ogg's Simon quickly became a fan favorite from the Savior camp. And with Maggie's baby on the way and brave Sasha in the ground, Enid looks like a good bet for big sister/junior-leader-in-training material, rather than just Carl's crush, Judith's sometime nanny and Hilltop's healthy-meal maker.