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Lennie James Says Producers Contacted Him On Returning To 'Walking Dead;' Will He?

by Tambay A. Obenson
June 26, 2012 9:57 AM
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Remember Lennie James from the very first episode of AMC's The Walking Dead - the pilot episode in 2010 in which he played Morgan Jones, and had to shoot his wife who'd become zombified? 

What happened to him after that, no one really knows. His character never returned.

In a recent interview, James revealed that the producers of the show have been interested in bringing him back, but his schedule just hasn't allowed for that to happen. The man's been busy, stating...

“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... 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.”

So there you have it. We might be seeing him back as Morgan Jones next season; the cast and crew did tease that there are surprise characters in season 3, and we obviously don't know who they are (that's why it's a surprise).

What we do know is that Michonne, to be played by Danai Gurira, will ne right in the thick of things when season 3 rolls around later this year. And T-Dogg (IronE Singleton) will be "unleashed," as producers have suggested. What about introducing Tyreese? That we don't know.

Season 2 ended with a bang, in an episode that was directed by Ernest Dickerson, who is also directing the season 3 premiere epiosde!

Can't wait!

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  • Sheila Brown | June 26, 2012 9:48 PMReply

    I was wondering what was taking so long. The comic book series does have him coming back. But, when they let Frank Darabont go, someone started tinkering with a good formula. Here's hoping he's on his way back !

  • Dankwa Brooks | June 26, 2012 10:19 AMReply

    Lennie James is a really great actor and one of the main reasons I kept watching 'Jericho'. His appearance in anything is always welcome.

  • Laura | June 26, 2012 12:36 PM

    Yes the supporting cast were excellent. Cliff Robertson is an actor I enjoy to watch.

  • Akimbo | June 26, 2012 11:34 AM

    Laura, yes! That was a ridiculous movie but the supporting cast was amazing. Between Lennie, Cliff Robertson, & Amandla Stenberg, I was beyond impressed.

  • Laura | June 26, 2012 10:22 AM

    I really enjoyed him in Colombiana.

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