„The Walking Dead“ showrunner Angela Kang confirmed several familiar faces will return to „The Walking Dead“ on season nine.
„There’s some rumors going around,“ said Kang Saturday night at New York Comic Con’s panel for the AMC series. „We want to confirm that Jon Bernthal, who played Shane, he will come back this season. We also have the wonderful Scott Wilson as Hershel, and our wonderful Sonequa Martin-Green [as Sasha].“
Bernthal, Wilson, and Martin-Green were all killed off the zombie drama during different seasons of the show. Lincoln’s character, Rick Grimes, actually killed his best friend Shane during season two.
Kang didn’t offer how the three will return, but „The Walking Dead“ creator Robert Kirkman had a fun suggestion.
„Ghosts!“ he yelled to laughter from the crowd.
It will be a bittersweet reunion.
Shortly after Kang confirmed the actors‘ appearances on season nine, it was announced Wilson has died at age 76.
The official „Walking Dead“ social account confirmed the news.
We are deeply saddened to report that Scott Wilson, the incredible actor who played Hershel on #TheWalkingDead, has passed away at the age of 76. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in paradise, Scott. We love you! pic.twitter.com/guNI7zSqDZ
— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) October 7, 2018
Comicbook.com first reported Wilson’s death.
Representatives for AMC and Wilson did not immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.
„The Walking Dead“ returns to AMC Sunday at 9 p.m. If you are an AMC Premiere subscriber, you can watch it right now.
Source: Business insider