The first photo from season six of "The Walking Dead" is here, and with it, the first look at a new addition to the cast.

The Hollywood Reporter premiered the image of new character Heath, played by actor Corey Hawkins ("Straight Outta Compton"), a prominent figure from the "Walking Dead" comics. Heath is an Alexandria resident, and from the looks of the photo, he's ready to take aim at any threats facing the community. (THR's story has a few more spoiler-y bits about the character from the comics, if you're curious.)

Alexandria is going to be the major storyline for season six, as Rick's (Andrew Lincoln) group begins adjusting to a new normal, and both his camp and the existing Alexandria community come to terms with the harrowing events of the season five finale. When last we saw our survivors, Rick had just executed Pete, who had accidentally killed Deanna's husband Reg in a rage; moments before, Morgan (Lennie James) made his triumphant return.

There's plenty of plot left to explore after that action-packed episode, and we're dying to see how Hawkins-as-Heath fits in. Check out his photo below.

"The Walking Dead" returns to AMC this October.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

Photo credit: Gene Page/AMC; Courtesy of Image Comics, Inc; The Hollywood Reporter