The Walking Dead Season 9 spoilers say that fans will soon see three major characters return to the show. Now that Andrew Lincoln is leaving the highly rated AMC drama, producers are filling in his shoes by bringing back a few former characters.
The Walking Dead producer Angela Kang confirmed the reports at New York Comic Con 2018. According to Britain’s Express, she simply said, “There were some rumors going around. We were trying to lie, but we want to confirm that Jon Bernthal is coming back.”
In addition to John, Scott Wilson, who played Hershel Greene, and Sasha William, who has the role of Sonequa Martin-Greene, were scheduled to return. Shortly after the announcement was made, reports indicated that Scott Wilson had passed away. The 76-year-old died from complications that were connected to his ongoing battle with leukemia. He played Maggie Greene’s father from 2011 to 2014 but was filled off at the end of season four.
Scott will be remembered as a great actor and an even better person. The character he embodied on The Walking Dead, Hershel, lived at the emotional core of the show. Our hearts go out to his wife, family, friends and to the millions of fans who loved him. pic.twitter.com/cTf4dParo7
— The Walking Dead AMC (@WalkingDead_AMC) October 7, 2018
AMC released a tribute to Scott and even dedicated an episode to him. The statement read: “Scott will be remembered as a great actor and an even better person. The character he embodied on The Walking Dead, Hershel, lived at the emotional core of the show. Our hearts go out to his wife, family, friends and to the millions of fans who loved him.”
So far producers have not made any additional comments as to whether or not they plan on bringing back any more characters from past seasons. The Walking Dead Season 9 returned this past Sunday and airs every Sunday at 9/8c on the AMC network. In the meantime, drop us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. And as always, don’t forget to check back with Soap Opera Spy for all the latest news, updates and spoilers on The Walking Dead and all of your favorite primetime television shows right here!