The Walking Dead’s Chandler Riggs admits leaving show was ‘hard’ as ‘unexpected’ death scenes weren’t what he hoped for – The Sun

The Walking Dead’s Chandler Riggs reveals his shock at leaving the beloved drama via a grisly zombie attack.

The actor, 21, played Carl Grimes until 2017 when during season eight his character was killed by a zombie.

But Walking Dead fans are hoping Carl might pop up again in the Rick Grimes spin-off films.

Speaking at Wizard World 2020, Chandler got real about how it felt to leave the show: "Honestly, being on that show, it was just an irreplaceable experience. It was really all I had known, and it was pretty hard leaving because it wasn’t as expected as I was hoping.

"But regardless, I feel like being off the show now, it’s opened up so many more avenues, and I’ve gotten to play so many other characters that I wasn’t used to playing because I had just played one character for eight years.

"When I left it, and I feel like it still is, it’s like the majority of my memorable life was on that show.

He finished by saying: "So it was just an incredible experience being able to be part of a family like that for so, so long and to grow up on a show that got to where it is now. That just doesn’t happen, ever."

Chandler also admitted he would love to come back as Carl in the trilogy of feature films centred around Rick played by Andrew Lincoln.

He told TV Guide: "I hope so. That would be amazing.

"It’d be so much fun to get to work with Andy again. That’d be great."

Fans are not only eagerly anticipating the Rick Grimes' films but also the release of The Walking Dead season 10 finale which show bosses promised will be ‘very, very quickly’ done after coronavirus lockdown is lifted.

The AMC zombie drama had post production thrown into chaos by the coronavirus lockdown, meaning that while the dramatic concluding scenes had been filmed, they were yet to be edited for TV.

As such, the series stopped airing after its penultimate episode, which ended with beta (Ryan Hurst) marching his horde towards the abandoned building the allied communities were hiding out in.

However, amid all the doom and gloom show boss Angela Kang has shared a hopeful update about when fans can expect the show to return.

She insisted that as soon as lockdown was lifted, completing the episode would take just a matter of days, as it turns out the team were on the brink of finishing it before they were forced to abandon their work.

“We usually deliver the episodes for a big effects-heavy episode about two weeks before we air,” she told
“We were about a week and a half out at the point which California shut down,” she went on.

“I think actually, by the time the world is safe for people to start venturing out, probably all of the effects will be done, and then it's just a handful of processes and it can be turned around very, very quickly.”

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