The dead come back to haunt the living all the time on “The Walking Dead.” And in Season, a very familiar face will rise up — Shane Walsh (Jon Bernthal).
reports that the original cast member will reprise his role on the AMC zombie drama as the fellow former deputy and best friend of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln). The two were at odds, though, after Shane had an affair with Rick’s now-dead wife, Lori. And near the end of Season 2, Rick stabbed and killed Shane.
Bernthal returned for a cameo in Season 3, in a scene where Shane appeared as a hallucination to Rick. It’s likely that we’ll see Shane as a vision or in a flashback scene, to the days when he and Rick were colleagues and buddies. Season 9 is reportedly Lincoln’s final hurrah on the show.
Speculation that Bernthal might be back for another cameo began over the weekend when a fan spotted him in the background of an Instagram photo featuring Lincoln and co-star Norman Reedus. And another fan got a selfie with Lincoln and Bernthal.