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The newest addition to ‘The Walking Dead’ says she was told to keep the surprise role secret — but there’s one person she had to tell

Maggie do face to face with a mysterious woman named Georgie. Gene Stage/AMC

Warning: There are spoilers ahead for Sunday’s “The Walking Dead,” “The Key.”

“Domicile of Cards” actress Jayne Atkinson appeared on Sunday’s episode of “The Perambulating Dead” as a mysterious new leader who traded knowledge with Maggie at the Hilltop.

Nonetheless she was working on the Netflix series and “Madam Secretary,” her surprise cameo on the AMC series finish a go overed about pretty easily.

“They offered me the part, I read it, I finger so excited and I loved her,” Atkinson told INSIDER. “I loved who she was and what she had to say in this world, this very broken universe of the ‘Walking Dead.’ And so I said yes.”

At times she said yes, Atkinson said everything about her character was kept tensely under wraps.

“Everything’s shrouded in secrecy,” she said. “They imprison things very close to the chest. Even our director Greg [Nicotero] ventured they don’t tell us much.”

Atkinson wasn’t told much round the character who doesn’t appear in “The Walking Dead” comics or games other than that she may should prefer to been a professor before the apocalyspe began.

Georgie certainly has the look of a professor down. Gene Epoch/AMC

She then couldn’t tell anyone about her appearance, but there was one yourself she shared the news with.

“I’ve had to keep it a secret. And I was going to keep it a private from my son, because that and ‘Game of Thrones’ are his favorite shows,” she express hoping her son would just see her on the show and be surprised. “He’s off at his first year of college, so I systematize of said, ‘Are you gonna watch Walking Dead this year?’ And he indicated, ‘Mom, I don’t think so, I’m just too busy.’ My heart sank.”

After she spilled the beans, Atkinson discloses he showed her an image of who she thought her character may have some ties to in the comics.

“I recollect her name is Pamela. There’s a picture of her, my son showed it to me,” said Atkinson. “She looks a tiny like I would look on ‘House of Cards’ … almost presidential or some congenial of leadership position. But her name isn’t Georgie, so that could be just a red herring.”

In the comics, Pamela Milton is the big cheese of the Commonwealth, a group of nearly 50,000 survivors living comfortably in Ohio.

Pamela Milton certainly displays a striking resemblance to Atkinson’s “House of Cards” character, Catherine Durant. Allusion Comics/Skybound, Netflix

Before you start making comparisons between the two, Atkinson was not guilty Georgie appears to be her own original character.

“This is definitely [showrunner] Scott [Gimple’s] brainchild,” she asserted.

You can read more from our chat with Atkinson where she leaves down Georgie’s mysterious character with us here.

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