Ross Marquand Picked To Play Openly Gay Character of “Aaron” On AMC’s The Walking Dead
(Allegedly) Ross Marquand, who was last seen channeling Paul Newman in a Season 6 episode of Mad Men, will be joining our band of rag-tag sruvivors in the second half of the AMC series The Walking Dead as Aaron, one of the prominent gay character from Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead comic series that will FINALLY make it onto the small screen.
Here’s the description of Aaron from Walking Dead Wiki:
Aaron is a character first encountered in Issue 67 of Image Comics’ The Walking Dead and is a resident of the Alexandria Safe-Zone community, formally working as a recruiter. He worked with Eric, who was his work partner and boyfriend. Aaron spots Rick Grimes‘ group as they were traveling towards Washington and decided to see if they were worthy of joining the Safe-Zone.
In the 5 seasons so far, The Walking Dead has skipped gay characters and storylines up until this point. The addition of the lesbian character Tara in the most part was motivated by Back2Stonewall’s previous reporting on how LGBT blighted the television version of the TWD universe was.