Fans of zombie genre will know that The Walking Dead was on top of its game its first six seasons and has been grappling to return to its former glory since introducing Negan, the 'ultimate' villain with very little bite. Originally the highest rated and most watched show on American television, the show has suffered in recent years with viewing episodes dropping to season two levels. Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl, revealed that two crucial characters will leave next season.
Fans hoping for the show to return to its former glory know that this news matters. Carl, played by Chandler Riggs, look set to definitely kick the bucket ahead after being bitten by what we assume was a walker at the end of the first half of season seven. The actor turned to Reddit threads to plead with fans to not reveal the fate of Carl, with some speculating that Carl was not bitten by a walker but a human.
Sadly, Morgan, played by Lennie James, will be leaving TWD after season eight to become a crossover character in the shows spin-off series The Fear Of The Walking Dead. James plays a kung fu master who battles with mental illness throughout the show. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Reedus revealed that he believed the losses will be a huge blow for the show:
The people that started this show, to me, are the heart of the show.When you lose those key members, it's such a big blow. If you want to hold on to what made the show special, you've got to be very careful what you do with those people.
Changes to TWD, including, *spoiler alert*, killing another show favourite Glenn and now Carl, have caused fans to petition for the writer of the show Scott Gimple to be fired. Over 80,000 people have already signed the petition.
The second half of season seven of The Walking Dead returns to AMC on February 25.