Fans of AMC’s hit zombie series, “The Walking Dead,” were stunned when Shane (Jon Bernthal) was killed by Rick (Andrew Lincoln) in Sunday’s episode. Today we learned Bernthal already has a new job lined up as Joe Teague for TNT’s new series “L.A. Noir.”

It’s official: The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal is reuniting with former showrunner Frank Darabont.

The actor has landed the lead role in Darabont’s TNT cop pilot, L.A. Noir, the network can confirm now that Bernthal has been killed off AMC’s breakout zombie series on last night’s heavily hyped episode.

Darbont, who was instrumental in adapting the zombie drama from Robert Kirkman’s comics, was ousted and replaced as showrunner in July, just days after representing the series at San Diego Comic-Con. His sudden departure took many, including Bernthal, by surprise, particularly given the commercial success of the show.

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