The disparate cast of The Walking Dead finally came together in the season four finale, but there could be one more familiar face back in season five — if showrunner Scott Gimple has his way, at least.
Gimple recently took part in an interview with Larry King, and talked about some story elements we can expect in season five and beyond. Interesting tidbits: If he could bring anyone back to life it’d be Hershel, and he believes the series could last 10-12 years. Which, considering the revolving cast and immense popularity, isn’t too far-fetched at this point.
But, one of the most interesting notes came about when he was asked about the potential return of Morgan, played by Lennie James in a recurring status up until this point. As readers of the comics know, Morgan eventually joins the main gang, and it sounds like Gimple is determined to take a page or two from that arc:
“I am so determined to make that happen by hook and by crook that I can say definitively, ‘Yes'. But there's time and tide that can get in the way.”
As huge fans of Lennie James, and the job he’s done with Morgan, we’re psyched to hear he should be coming back sooner rather than later. His intensity in season three’s “Clear” (which was written by Gimple, by the way) was a force to be reckoned with, and his relationship with Rick could be a nice addition following Hershel's demise. Make it happen, Gimple.
Are you glad to hear Morgan might show up at some point in Season 5? How do you think they’ll reintroduce him?
(Via Larry King Now)