THE Walking Dead has unveiled the actor behind the Masked Stranger after much speculation.
Fans of the series were left fuming after the show failed to reveal his identity during the belated season 10 finale which hit screens in October.
Who is the masked stranger on AMC’s The Walking Dead?Credit: AMC
But now the wait is over as The Walking Dead revealed Okea Eme-Akwari is playing the mysterious character.
There had been plenty of rumours around who was playing the Masked Stranger with AMC recently revealing Eme-Akwari will play a character called Elijah.
He will be familiar to Netflix fans from the Karate Kid sequel Cobra Kai.
Eme-Akwari debuted on the smash show when it was originally a YouTube Premium series.
It’s Cobra Kai’s Okea Eme-Akwari (centre) who will play the character Credit: Getty Images – Getty
The Walking Dead fans were disappointed when his identity was not revealed in the season 10 finale
Okea Eme-Akwari will also star in next year’s additional six episodes
He will return to playing Shawn in Cobra Kai’s third season which premieres on Netflix in January, 2021.
The young actor will also play Elijah in The Walking Dead’s recently announced six additional episodes.
The extra episodes for season 10 will air in March next year.
Daryl faced off against some pretty stiff competition in the season 10 finaleCredit: AP:Associated Press
However, it was the mysterious hooded figure, introduced earlier in season 10, who remained at the forefront of fans’ minds.
The masked man accompanied Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan) as she made her long-awaited return to the franchise.
The mysterious character, plucked from Robert Kirkman’s original comic book series, was stumbled across by Aaron (Ross Marquand) and Alden (Callan McAuliffe) in the forest.
The unidentified survivor cut a distinctive figure, donning a white hooded jacket and an iron mask, and armed with dual Japanese kama.
They featured prominetly in the trailer for the finale, but audiences were left fuming when they unmaked themselves, only to keep their face hidden.
The Walking Dead season 10 will continue with its six-episode extension in 2021 on AMC in the US and FOX in the UK.
Meanwhile Fear the Walking Dead will return later this year on AMC in the US and on AMC UK in the UK.
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