Before he joined the cast of AMC’s The Walking Dead, actor Lennie James was skeptical about the show succeeding beyond its pilot and first season.
James, who plays Morgan Jones in the blockbuster series made an appearance at Honolulu Comic Con. While there, he reflected on the show’s beginnings and his initial doubts before the show became the cultural phenomenon that it is today:
“The general feeling while we were doing the pilot was, ‘This probably won’t go anywhere. But if it does, we might give you a call and you might come back.’ So that was all I knew right at the beginning. It was only really in Season Two and then when it went onto Netflix and people caught up on Netflix that it turned into the phenomenon that it’s turned into now. But at the beginning, you know, they said, ‘This character comes back in the comic book, so he might come back in the show.’ But if I got a dime for every time someone said, ‘Your character’s coming back,’ I’d be a millionaire.”
James’ Morgan Jones was last seen in season 8 and has left the series. However, the character is set to appear in AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead.
Fear The Walking Dead stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodrigue, Mercedes Mason, Rubén Blades, Colman Domingo, Michelle Ang, Danay García, Dayton Callie, Daniel Sharman, Sam Underwood, and Lisandra Tena.
Fear the Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.
The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson, Christian Serratos, Josh McDermitt, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Tom Payne, Austin Amelio, Pollyanna McIntosh, Katelyn Nacon, Lauren Ridloff, and Samantha Morton as Alpha.
The Walking Dead season 9 premieres on October 7, 2018, on AMC.
7 Comic Book Characters Who Have Lost An Eye
Everyone knows the famous expression “I can do that with one eye closed!” Well, for some people, it’s more than an expression — it’s a way of life. Everything from a paper airplane to a speck of dust can cause humans to lose an eye and sport an eye patch for the rest of their lives. Technology is improving to the point where glass eyes and prosthetics are looking more normal than ever before, and with google glasses who really cares how many eyes someone has as long as they are constantly ingesting information?
Comic book characters, even the helpless civilians, are used to bad things happening. Alien invasions or superhero wars seem to be a common occurrence in both the Marvel and DC Universe, but there’s something else that’s common too. It doesn’t matter what comic universe you look at, there is a character in every world who has lost an eye. At the end of the day, eye patches are too damn cool to only be used when a book features a pirate. Losing an eye may suck for these characters, but it usually boosts their aesthetic appeal and gives them a new emotional pain to latch onto as they move forward.
Hit Next to learn about seven comic book characters who have lost an eye!