The Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple was recently interviewed by Larry King, where he revealed that he wants to bring Lennie James back as Morgan Jones, who appeared in the pilot episode "Days Gone By" and the Season 3 episode "Clear". In the pilot, Morgan helped Rick (Andrew Lincoln) get used to his new surroundings in the zombie apocalypse, after he woke up in the hospital, and they reunited in "Clear". Take a look at what Scott M. Gimple had to say about bringing this character back, although it isn't clear if his return will happen in Season 5 or not.
"I am so determined to make that happen by hook and by crook that I can say definitively, 'Yes'. But there's time and tide that can get in the way."
"I won't tell you definitively, one way or another, but I would say it would be very difficult, because it was such a cliffhanger, to skip over what happens next."
When asked how long he thinks this zombie series will run for, Scott M. Gimple revealed the show could air for 10 seasons, and then it could get a whole new cast after that point.
"As a comic book, I don't know if it will ever end. As a TV show, all TV shows end, but I will say that I think it can go on and on and on. I think if it went 10 years, or longer than that, it's possible that the cast, considering the amount of deaths on this cast and everything else, after 10 or 12 years, it could shift into another cast."
He also teased that fans will find out what happened to Beth (Emily Kinney) in Season 5, and that if he could bring one character back from the dead, it would be Scott Wilson's Herschel. When asked how closely the new episodes will stick to Robert Kirkman's comics, the executive producer had this to say.
"I think will continue to be a remix. There will be things where you'll say, 'Wow, that is directly from the comics,' and then you'll see things that are a remix of what is there."
When pressed for more details about Season 5, Scott M. Gimple had this to say.
"It's going to be more action-heavy, and there will be 16 episodes."
Take a look at the full interview with Scott M. Gimple below.