Cooper Andrews

According to Deadline, The Walking Dead’s Cooper Andrews, who portrays fan favorite Jerry, has joined the cast of Warner Brothers Shazam!.

Andrews joined the cast of The Walking Dead in Season 7 as Jerry, a loyalist to the Kingdom, and confidant of King Ezekiel. Fans quickly began to take notice of the character’s positive attitude and fun antics. Andrews will continue to appear in the hit AMC series when Season 8 returns from its midseason break.

The announcement of Andrews’ casting comes as no surprise as the upcoming DC Films movie begins to round out its cast. Zachary Levi stars as the titular Shazam, while Asher Angel will portray the true identity of the hero, Billy Batson. The rest of the cast includes Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand and David J. MacNeil. Mark Strong is also rumored to appear as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

It was also confirmed that Andrews will be playing a foster parent at the group home where Billy lives. It appears that he will have a close relationship to Billy, possibly being a sort of mentor.

Shazam! will be directed by David F. Sandberg (Annabelle Creation) and written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke.