‘The Walking Dead’ Season 3 to Bring Back Season 1 Character?
There are many questions set to be answered when ‘The Walking Dead‘ season 3 premieres this fall on AMC, for fans and new viewers alike. For instance, who was that mysterious katana-wielding woman that saved Andrea? What was that ominous-looking building we saw out of reach of the survivors? And who belongs to that mysterious camp of others? One more question has plagued viewers since season 1, and now it seems season 3 might provide the answer…
Every bit as much as the return of Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) or the introduction of comic-friendly characters like Michonne or The Governor, fans of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ have clamored for the return, or at least address of two season 1 characters who only appeared in pilot episode “Days Gone Bye.” Seriously, whatever happened to Morgan (Lennie James) and his son Duane (Adrian Kali Turner)?
Fans of the comic series know that Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) did eventually return to check in on Morgan and Duane, who as in AMC’s pilot gave him shelter shortly after waking up in the hospital mid-zombie apocalypse. We won’t necessarily reveal what comic Rick found when he got back there, but could AMC follow a different path by bringing back Morgan and Duane early? After all, Rick didn’t seem to do much but carry around that walkie talkie and pretend like there was a chance of Morgan listening on the other side.
The Digital Spy recently spoke to Lennie James over whether or not he’d ever return to ‘The Walking Dead,’ and the actor surprisingly revealed that he’d been contacted about it! Says James:
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.
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, which I think was actually [BBC series] Line of Duty.
So, with 16 episodes to go and miles of story to tell, do you think there’s room to bring Morgan and Duane back into the fold? Have you been wondering about the father-son pair since season 1? Tell us what you’d most like to see from ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 3 in the comments!