TWD Fans Have Crowned THIS Character Their “New Favorite”… And Here’s Exactly Why

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2017-02-23

Hands Down, The Most Lovable New Character…

On one side of King Ezekiel, there’s Shiva, the tiger. On the other side, there’s Jerry. In his first minute of being on screen, fans were already talking about how much they loved the new character. 

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Jerry Is Unique

As Lennie James said, “I hope he doesn’t mind me saying this, but he’s a big, Jewish, Somoan. How many of those are in the world?” Jerry is certainly unlike any of the other characters on The Walking Dead

For the actor…

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Jerry Is Extremely Optimistic

Cooper Andrews, a.k.a. Jerry, spoke about stepping into this part: “How do you take that kind of character and try to fit in into this world?” Similar to Judith, he represents an optimistic future. 

But in addition, Jerry also…

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Is Still A Badass

Sure, due to his size, Jerry could easily be tough and grumpy, but he chooses to be comedic at times. That said, Cooper Andrews has been training in martial arts since he was three, so we’ll likely see him swinging that ax soon enough.

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Jerry Is Possibly Going To Surprise Us

Whenever Jerry shows up, he brings a laugh to the scene. His optimistic nature and not-too-serious demeanor are a great combo for the King. In the future, he’ll likely continue to surprise us as an audience. 

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

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Brock Swinson

Brock Swinson is the author of 'How Hollywood Screenwriters Annihilate Writer's Block,' which includes advice from Aaron Sorkin, William Monahan, and Cary Fukunaga. Get it for free or listen to interviews at the "Creative Principles with Brock Swinson" podcast on the website above.

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