AMC's The Walking Dead may have just stunned fans of the diehard zombie drama and comic series that it is based on.
During Sunday's episode — the third of season six — fan favorite Glenn (Steven Yeun) appeared to be shockingly killed off when Nicholas (Michael Traynor) killed himself as they were surrounded by zombies with no hope for escape or rescue. (For more on what happened, click here for THR's rundown of the episode and theories about why Glenn may not dead.)
While Glenn's death doesn't come until much later in the comic series on which the AMC drama is based and the episode didn't seem 100 percent definitive, showrunner Scott M. Gimple offered the following statement on Glenn's fate during Sunday's Talking Dead — where the character, one of five remaining originals from season one, was not included in its "In Memoriam" segment:
"Dear fans of The Walking Dead, this is a hard story to tell and when we were planning to tell we knew our friends at the Talking Dead would be talking to you about it and knowing you'd all be talking, and feeling and commiserating, I knew we should say something about it lest our silence say something we didn't mean to say or not say," Gimple said in a statement. "So I'll say this: In some way, we will see Glenn, some version of Glenn or parts of Glenn again, either in flashback or in the current story to help complete the story."