The long-awaited return of Shane (Jon Bernthal) to The Walking Dead is finally here and director Greg Nicotero has revealed the character’s new look to fans.
The Walking Dead has seen a lot of characters come and go. Some of the earlier seasons have been compared to Game of Thrones by many fans due to how they would kill off beloved characters in shocking ways, such as the death of Shane (Jon Bernthal) in season two. The character is set to make a return in some form during the latest episode of the series, along with Herschel (Scott Wilson), who met his demise during the show’s third season.
Greg Nicotero, who has a very prolific career in the horror genre, will be directing the latest episode of The Walking Dead and prior to the release of the new episode, he has taken to social media to share an emotional thank you to those who helped in bringing the episode to the small screen. The Instagram post, which can be seen below, features an image of departing star Andrew Lincoln alongside Jon Bernthal. Check it out below.
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Tomorrow night! I put my all into this episode and very proud of the direction…i feel it’s one of my best ! So many great moments paying tribute to characters, moments and fans from the last 9 years. And Bernthal , Sonequa and my dear friend Scott Wilson who was so proud to be back on the show. I’m humbled to say i showed him his scenes and he couldn’t have been more proud to tell another chapter of Herschels story.
As Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) departure from The Walking Dead approaches, it’s only fitting that characters like Shane and Herschel return in some form. Although the ratings for the series have steadily dropped over time, especially during this current season, Rick’s departure is sure to be an emotional, heartbreaking moment for long-time fans of the series, no matter which way the creative forces behind the show decide to send him off.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding The Walking Dead as soon as more information becomes available. Are you happy to see Shane and Herschel return for tonight’s episode? How do you feel about Lincoln finally leaving the series after almost ten years? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Austin Amelio, Tom Payne, Khary Payton, Katelyn Nacon, Pollyanna McIntosh, Callan McAuliffe, Avi Nash, and Samantha Morton as Alpha.