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GH Alum Ashton Arbab Joins the Cast of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD!

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Port Charles can be a dangerous place, but that’s nothing compared to a world besieged by a zombie apocalypse! GENERAL HOSPITAL alum Ashton Arbab (ex-Dev) will find himself in a deadly new world when he joins the cast of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD for the second half of its seventh season, premiering on Sunday, April 24 on AMC. “So excited to share!” he tweeted when the news broke. “I’m so proud of this work. I hope you will watch or record.”

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD’s mid-season finale ended with Alicia and Victor battling over The Tower, a refuge from the fallout after nuclear missiles were detonated. Arbab will be playing Ali, a young Ranger in training who meets Charlie when she arrives at the Tower. His character was mentioned earlier in season seven when Strand and Howard tried to reach Ali at the armory.

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Ashton enters a dangerous new world as Ali on FTWD!Lauren “Lo” Smith/AMC

Arbab joined the cast of GH as Dev Cerci back in June 2019 when the teenage pickpocket helped lead Sonny to the people who were holding Dante captive. He then made his way to Port Charles in June, breaking into Dante and Lulu’s house! Sonny vouched for the kid and even faked papers to give him a new identity as a distant Corbin cousin so he wouldn’t be deported. 

Dev found himself becoming part of the Port Charles teen scene, crushing on Josslyn and trying to break her and Cameron up. Things grew complicated when Brando, his fake father, turned out to be alive and showed up in town, but Dev’s story came to an abrupt end in November 2020 when he was killed in an explosion at the Floating Rib.

Arbab tweeted that “my episode airs on Sunday, April 24,” and his IMDb page only lists this one show, titled “Mourning Cloak,” which would seem to indicate that his newest television alter ego may also meet a gruesome fate. But you’ll just have to watch and see if he lives long enough to be in the rest of the season!

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