Walking Dead Actor’s Fate Isn’t Spoiled By Casting Rumors

Walking Dead Actor’s Fate Isn’t Spoiled By Casting Rumors

The Walking Dead could well be losing one of its key cast members before the end of season two, if recent casting rumors are to be believed. A report surfaced last month that actor Jon Bernthal was being considered for the lead role on L.A. Noir, Frank Darabont’s upcoming gangster series for TNT, indicating that his luck as Shane may finally be running out.

Robert Kirkman, creator of the “Walking Dead” comic books and executive producer of the show, does not see it that way. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, he said that Bernthal’s possible casting on “L.A. Noir” has absolutely nothing to do with his fate on the AMC zombie series.

“Last year Lenny James was on The Walking Dead, Human Target and Hung as well as doing a show in the U.K. for the BBC,” said Kirkman. “It’s not unusual these days for people to be on multiple shows at the same time. The way shooting schedules work for cable, it really does open doors for that. The Walking Dead stopped shooting in early November and doesn’t resume until almost summer, so there’s a huge gap in there for people to do other projects.”

“I wouldn’t let any casting rumors make you think that it’s spoiled any show, especially this one,” he continued. “In the case of Jon Bernthal, who’s to say he survives that first pilot [for ‘L.A. Noir’]? Maybe he dies in the first episode.”

One Response to “Walking Dead Actor’s Fate Isn’t Spoiled By Casting Rumors”

  1. Harrie says:

    Well he plays the role of Shane and if you read the comic than you know what happens to him, so that’s no suprise.