Even though seven seasons have already gone by, it's safe to say fans have no idea what to expect from The Walking Dead when the horror series returns in October.
Each character on the show is in a unique place heading into Season Eight, and there are multiple directions that each could go, keeping viewers on their toes until the premiere. This includes Morgan, whose story has taken him through all kinds of hills and valleys over the years.
Fortunately, star Lennie James shared a little information about Morgan's journey in the new season. When ComicBook.com recently attended a visit to the set, James revealed what audiences can expect from Morgan this year, now that he's making a life over in The Kingdom.
"I think on one level, even when Morgan's trajectory in this story isn't directly to do with his relationship to Rick, it's to do with his relationship to Rick," James explained. "You know, any relationship he has to any of the Alexandrans is to do with his relationship to Rick. To a greater or lesser extent, his decision to stay amongst the Kingdom was his reason for bonding to a certain extent and caring about Carol, to a greater or lesser extent, it has to do with the connection to Rick."
"In a way that continues," James continued. "And in another sense, one of the things that's kind of exciting about coming back in the way that I've come back, and the journey that my character has had in this story ... And you know like with all of these things it's a kind of blessing and a curse, but the blessing is I haven't done a scene or acted with so many members of our cast. You know, people who have kind of, whose work I enjoy, but I just haven't done a scene with them. And you know, so there's I think of the people that he's spoken to outside of the Kingdom, I mean, it's very few. Chandler [Riggs].... Don't think he's ... Yeah, Michonne. I did my first scene with Norman [Reedus], first proper scene with Norman, last season, you know. There's still loads for my character to explore amongst, you know, in and with the other characters."
"So I'm kind of looking forward to that," James added. "So I don't ... The downside of it is, is that you know, particularly when they kill people off, I don't get to work with them. So I never got to do a scene with Steven, I never got to really do a scene with [Michael] Cudlitz, I never got to do a scene with Sonequa [Martin-Green]. And I hate the show for that."
Hopefully, getting the chance to work with everybody doesn't mean that Morgan is on his way out in Season Eight.
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The Walking Dead's sibling series Fear the Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9 pm ET on AMC. The Walking Dead will return for its eighth season on October 22, 2017. The Season 8 premiere will mark 100 episodes overall for the popular AMC series. For complete coverage and insider info all season long, follow @BrandonDavisBD on Twitter.