The farm is owned by a veterinarian-turned-farmer named Hershel, and is populated by Hershel's kids, along with a neighbor named Otis.
|The Comic book character is the guy on the left.|
In case you weren't sure.
Having said that, Vince is a fantastic actor, and has both the chops and pedigree to play the role and do it well. If he looks familiar, it's possible you've seen him as the perpetually drunk priest in another comic-based movie: "Constantine." His was a memorable role, and he easily out-acted Keanu Reeves -- not that I'm suggesting it was difficult. Hell, Shia LaBeuff out-acted Keanu in that film. But he is very good, and I'm actually looking forward to seeing what he brings to the role.
Now TV Guide (via IGN) has reported on two more Hershel's Farm survivors: Maggie, and Hershel himself. As Maggie, a face familiar to television viewers: Lauren Cohan. Cohan had recurring roles in both "Supernatural" and "Vampire Diaries." She also had a recurring role on "Chuck." I confess I'm not as familiar with Cohan, so will have to withhold judgement on this pick.
Finally, Hershel. This is an excellent pick, and I'm really not sure they could have found anyone better. Scott Wilson is a great character actor, who can pull of the range of emotion necessary for this role. Hershel will go from friendly to concerned to violently angry to manically depressed -- all within the span of a few moments -- and he'll need an actor who can not only provide the depth, but also just play the part. Wilson, with career spanning nearly 40 years, has the chops to pull it off. Plus, Wilson is also no stranger to playing comic roles (albeit of significantly less quality than this one): he played an uncredited role as Pa Angel in the 1995 travesty that was "Judge Dredd."
With every announcement, I'm getting more anxious for the preview of Season 2. AMC has been taking a risk by waiting until the Fall for the debut. However, they are marketing intelligently, by constantly releasing new updates and slowly allowing news to trickle out into the public.