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Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman says he'd like to bring this character back from the dead

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Feb 19, 2018, 8:34 PM EST (Updated)

The problem with putting a bunch of normal humans in a post-apocalyptic world filled with zombies and sadistic sociopaths is that you'll have to end up killing some of your darlings. That's a built-in clause with any undead story, unless you're Taika Waititi, of course, and want to play around with the genre. But even after killing off a few of your main characters, you're allowed to be a little wistful and feel bad about sending them to an early grave. In fact, if you don't feel some kind of regret, then you're no better than Negan

While participating in the Walker Stalker Cruise 2018, Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman admitted that there is one person he'd like to bring back to life on the hit AMC show where he serves as an executive producer. According to, his number one choice for resurrection would be Tyreese Williams (played by Chad L. Coleman), who died in Season 5.

"No, not Glenn," Kirkman said, exasperatedly guessing at the character on the minds of fans. "I miss the character [of Tyreese] a lot in the comics, and it was great getting to write him again for the show, and you know, I thought he was a cool guy. I liked how gentle he was and how ill-equipped for the world he was and what a struggle it was for him to bash people's heads in with that hammer."


The only problem with bringing a person back in this universe is that they have to return as a zombie. So unless Kirkman has plans for Tyreese to try and eat Rick's flesh, the character must remain dead. Kirkman also doesn't want fans to think he hates Glenn's character, but he thinks the grieving period should just end already. 

"I love Steven Yeun as much as the next guy, but I mean, enough, come on," he said, adding that bringing back Theodore "T-Dog" Douglas (IronE Singleton) is also on his wish list of revivals that will never happen.

More will almost assuredly die when the show returns on Feb. 25 for the second half of Season 8 with a longer episode than usual. 

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