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Emily Kinney books first post-'Walking Dead' role

Emily Kinney

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Emily Kinney has landed a guest-starring role on ABC’s Forever, which marks her first gig after being killed off The Walking Dead, EW has learned.

The actress, whose played Beth Greene on the AMC zombie drama, will appear in the 16th episode of the season, which also features the return of Hilarie Burton’s dominatrix character, Iona Payne.

“[The episode] involves a college-age student that gets involved in a very intricate game of role playing, where she’s basically fulfilled someone’s fantasy that dates back to the 1970s, so she dresses up in 1970s garb, but she ends up dead,” executive producer Matt Miller says. “For Henry [Ioan Gruffudd], he’s very easily able to connect to that kind of a story because he understands somebody that would be fixated on a moment of their past that they can’t get past. Emily plays a character that also falls into this idea of obsession. It’s all an episode about obsession and the things we can’t let go of.”

In addition to her role on The Walking Dead, Kinney has appeared on The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU and The Following.

Forever airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.