Actor Teo Rapp-Olsson — known for his roles in “Blue Bloods,” “The Deuce,” and “Z: The Beginning of Everything” — plays the much-despised Sebastian. In the comics, the young man uses his mother’s power for his own gain and ultimately becomes ostracized for Rick’s death, which lands him behind bars on a life sentence.
It’s unclear if the “Walking Dead” writers plan to portray their Sebastian in this same light, but if they do, he’d surely become one of the series’ most loathed characters. Sebastian makes his “TWD” debut during a scene with Eugene (Josh McDermitt) and the group he’s been traveling with, which includes Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), and Princess (Paola Lazaro).
Showrunner Angela Kang has previously described the Milton family as being “from a political dynasty,” much like the Kennedy and Bush families. Describing Sebastian’s mom (Laila Robins) on “The Walking Dead” Season 11 Preview Special (via Comicbook.com), Kang said: “She’s quite formidable.” It only makes sense to have Rapp-Olsson play a similar Sebastian as the one in the comics.
Season 11, Episode 7 (“Promises Broken”) airs Sunday, October 3, on AMC.