Khary Payton, who stars as King Ezekiel on The Walking Dead, is to guest at MCM London Comic Con when the event returns to ExCel this May. Attending all three days of MCM London, Payton will be joined by fellow Walking Dead cast member Cooper Andrews, who plays his right hand man Jerry on AMC’s hit zombie apocalypse show.
The self-proclaimed monarch of a community known as The Kingdom, Payton’s King Ezekiel is that rarest of things on The Walking Dead – a genuinely good bloke. A kind-hearted leader who just wants to protect his people, tiger-owning Ezekiel fakes an over-the-top regal persona to give his ‘subjects’ a figurehead to follow.
Away from his zombie-infested kingdom, Payton is best known for his voice acting work, playing superhero Cyborg in Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go!, Justice League Action and other animated series.
Joining The Walking Dead after a stint on Silicon Valley drama Halt and Catch Fire, Cooper Andrews plays Ezekiel’s loyal personal steward and bodyguard Jerry. A lovable, friendly guy with a penchant for puns, Jerry also happens to be a dab hand with a double-bladed battle axe – as people who attempt to harm his king discover to their cost.
MCM London Comic Con returns to ExCel London on 25-27 May. Tickets to the show are available here.