‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5 Filming Update and Spoilers: Father Gabriel Stokes has Beth Greene?

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By Tarun Mazumdar | May 7, 2014 3:22 PM EST

"The Walking Dead" Season 5 began filming in Atlanta on Monday, May 5. Showrunner Scott M. Gimple updated "TWD" fans via Twitter. Also, Seth Gilliam joined the show as Season 5 regular. Is he Father Gabriel Stokes from the comic books? It has to be seen if this new character has anything to do with Beth Greene's (Emily Kinney) disappearance in Season 4, Episode 13 "Alone."

"The Walking Dead" Season 5 Filming Updates

"Day #1, Season #5, complete. Nicotero, crew, & cast crushed. Unless I'm still on that plane and this is all a hallucination," tweeted Scott.

He referred to the bad trip to Atlanta in the tweet.

"Also: I haven't slept since Saturday night, via @delta's creative flying approaches..." tweeted Scott about his horrifying journey to Atlanta to film "The Walking Dead" Season 5.

"The Walking Dead" Season 5 Spoilers: Who Kidnapped Beth Greene?

In "The Walking Dead" Season 4, Episode 13, "Alone" Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Beth Greene took shelter in someone's funeral home. Later, Beth was taken by someone in a black car with a white cross. She had been missing ever since. Fans speculated that she was abducted by someone and many believed that she was saved by Father Gabriel Stokes.

Deadline shared that a new character is set to enter in "The Walking Dead" Season 5. "The Wire" alum Seth Gilliam joined the show as a regular and his character was described as a man with two sides - friendly as well as dark because of a secret.

Wetpaint speculated that the description sounded like Gabriel Stokes. However, the TV show often changes the storyline and try to be different from the comic books.

If Seth is Father Gabriel and Beth is with him then she is kind of safe. In the comic books, Gabriel turned the members of his congregation away after the zombie outbreak as he wanted to save himself. This was Father Gabriel's dark secret. He was not evil but just a coward.

In Issue 61, Rick Grimes and others meet Gabriel on their way to Washington D.C.

"The Walking Dead" Season 5 airs this October on AMC. 

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