It seems like ages ago when The Walking Dead first debuted on AMC in October 2010, and a lot has certainly changed in this zombie-filled landscape since the pilot episode. The forgotten star of that first episode is Lennie James, who played Morgan Jones, a neighbor who helps Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes come to terms with this new world. The actor revealed in an interview that Morgan may be back on the show, although nothing is set in stone quite yet. Here's what he had to say.
"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. Shooting The Walking Dead pilot was like making a movie. For a large part of it there was just me, Andy and Adrian (Kali Turner), who played my son. We got Frank all to ourselves, which was fantastic."
The actor also said that his return may have to depend on timing and scheduling issues, especially since he has been shooting Line of Duty, a new BBC series debuting June 26.
"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, which I think was actually Line of Duty."
Production is currently under way on Season 3 of The Walking Dead in Atlanta. The new season will debut sometime in October.