The 'Fantastic Beasts' and 'Into the Badlands' stars are the latest actors added to the AMC zombie drama.

Dan Fogler, best known for his role as Jacob Kowalski in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the forthcoming sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, has signed on for a role in season nine of The Walking Dead, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Fogler is playing Luke, a character who is part of a new group of survivors that encounters the Alexandria gang. In the comics, Luke's time is short-lived, but fates often change between the source material and the TV adaptation.

Additionally, Eleanor Matsuura (already an AMC veteran with her role as Baron Chau on Into the Badlands) is also joining the Walking Dead cast for season nine, THR has confirmed.

She will play Yumiko, a survivor of the zombie apocalypse who appears in the comic books. In the source material, Yumiko is part of a group that encounters Rick Grimes some years after All-Out War.

Fogler and Matsuura's castings follows news of Lauren Ridloff joining the cast as Connie, the first main character who is deaf in The Walking Dead. In the comics, Connie makes her first appearance alongside Yumiko and their group.