TV: Lennie James Talks Possible Return To “The Walking Dead”, If His Schedule Will Allow It. (Comic-Con Panel Info Added)

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Update: San Diego Comic-Con panel highlights added inside!

Is this the return of the Season 1 left-behinds? We all know that Michael Rooker’s Merle Dixon will be coming back for The Walking Dead Season 3. Now Lennie James (Snatch), who heartbreakingly portrayed Morgan Jones in the Pilot Episode (having to shoot his zombie wife – ouch), is saying the producers have occasionally reached out to him to come back but he’s been too busy.

He tells Digital Spy, “It remains a possibility I could return. The character I played is away for a long time, so it’s kind of up to them whether I stay away or if I come back. There have been a few back and forth conversations and they check up on me every now and then. I had a fantastic time working on the pilot with Andy Lincoln and especially Frank Darabont. He’s somebody that I’d directorially always wanted to work with and I’m glad I got the opportunity.

James added, “There’s a possibility I might go back. It just depends on timing-wise if I’m free. At least one of the times they contacted me about it, I was busy doing something else.

Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) returns this fall alongside newly added Michonne (Danai Gurira) and the villain known simply as The Governor (David Morrissey).

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON: “Talking Dead” Host Chris Hardwick Moderates “The Walking Dead” Panel On Friday, July 13 at 1:25pm, Hall H

WHAT: The cast and producers of AMC’s breakout hit series “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad” will participate in hour-long panels at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA. Moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick, “The Walking Dead” panelists will discuss what fans can expect in the highly anticipated third season, which debuts in October. The “Breaking Bad” panel, moderated by TV Guide’s Mike Schneider, will cover the series’ success to date and preview its final season which kicks off Sunday, July 15 at 10pm. In addition, Kevin Smith will discuss the new season of his unscripted series “Comic Book Men,” for which he serves as executive producer, during his annual Comic-Con panel.

WHO: “The Walking Dead” panelists include: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Denai Guerrero, David Morrisey, Executive Producer and Showrunner Glen Mazzara, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer Robert Kirkman and Co-Executive Producer and Special Effects Make-up Supervisor Greg Nicotero.

WHEN: “The Walking Dead”

· Autograph session on Friday, July 13 at 10:45am at Booth #3721

· Panel on Friday, July 13 at 1:25pm in Hall H

 
Source: Digital Spy
  • djblack1313

    YES YES YES!! this news of Lennie possibly returning made me week! he is the best character (IMO) on the show thus far. for a character that was only in the pilot ep he made more of an impact on me than anyone else has. his storyline was heartbreaking (i admit i was in tears when he was trying to conjure up the courage to shoot his wife) and Lennie’s acting IMO was award worthy. PLEASE LET THIS HAPPEN!