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- "Hello! I'm Lance Hornsby. Welcome to the Commonwealth. If you're watching this video, you've made it through the rigorous screening process of the Commonwealth community and have been approved to join us. Under the leadership of Governor Pamela Milton, we are over 50 000 strong, with every person specially assigned and curated to the job best suited to their skillset to keep this community thriving. This orientation will give you a taste of what we have in store for you. The future starts here. Community; Caregiving; Security. That's the "Commonwealth Way.""
- —Lance in the Commonwealth orientation video.[src]
Nothing is known about Lance's life prior to or as the outbreak began.
At some point during the outbreak, Lance joined and became the Deputy Governor of a community in Charleston, West Virginia.
In a Commonwealth orientation video, Lance welcomes viewers to the Commonwealth and describes the benefits of living in their community. He explains that the Commonwealth has a population of 50,000 and is led by Governor Pamela Milton.
After Eugene, Ezekiel, and Princess have been charged for using the radio without permission, Lance and Stephanie enter the room. Lance orders the supervisor to release Eugene's group. Stephanie tells them that Lance can protect them from banishment, but that they'll still have to pay for their crimes.
Yumiko tracks down Lance and demands to know the location of her brother. Lance insists to Yumiko she must take to her duties as legal counsel for Pamela Milton's cabinet if her friends are to be freed from community service, and implies she will one day be tasked with providing him a legal favor.
Lance and Mercer arrive on the scene to find Sebastian and Eugene arguing and quickly take Eugene into custody after Sebastian accuses Eugene of attacking him and Eugene confesses to punching him, with Lance scolding him for doing so, not having known he was the son of Pamela. Lance visits Eugene in a jail cell, and explains that the only way Eugene can get out of jail and help his friends is to reveal the name and location of his community. He starts to leave. Eugene tells him to wait.
This list shows the victims Lance has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies
- Showrunner Angela Kang said the following about Lance: "Lance Hornsby is also based on a character from the books. We've got our own take on him, and he's this charismatic fixer for the Commonwealth. Josh Hamilton is wonderful and brings such interesting flavors to the character. For people who know the movie Eighth Grade, he brought such warmth to that character, and he's playing this character that has so much energy and optimism who's trying to sell people on the Commonwealth. So there's some fun to be had with Hornsby. I want people to watch it and see for themselves."
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|Spanish (Spain)||Lorenzo Beteta||N/A|