Given the chance to return to The Walking Dead, Chandler Riggs is open to the idea of returning as one of the walkers. He even has a specific type of zombie in mind.
Riggs talked about his exit from the AMC series in a recent Facebook live interview where he addressed fans' questions. One fan asked if he would be interested to return to the show as a zombie, and the young star thought that it would be "awesome" to do so.
However, he does not want to be any ordinary walker. Riggs wants to return as one of those maggot-infested zombies.
"The well walker has been hands down my favorite walker ever, with the maggots crawling out of it everywhere. It's so well done. It would be so cool to do something like that," Riggs replied.
It is unlikely, though, that Riggs would be returning to The Walking Dead as a walker since it would only open another continuity error in the story. Likewise, the actor is now back in Los Angeles, which means traveling to the Georgia set for a grueling makeup session is out of the question. Fans would likely also want Riggs back as his original character, Carl Grimes, instead of a walker.
Fans will bid goodbye to Riggs on Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead season 8, where the actor will have a proper send-off. Talking about his character's farewell, Riggs revealed that he was satisfied with his send-off. He was happy with how the show bid goodbye to Carl.
"After reading the script, it made me feel a lot more comfortable with it and really excited to really show off what I can do in this last episode. This last episode it was some of the stuff that I'm most proud of. It's super, super exciting to finally be able to talk about it and have people see my work," Riggs told Comicbook.
The actor is also not bitter about leaving the show. Instead, he is happy to have been part of an amazing series. He is also glad that he made an impression on people who have grown to love his character.
The Walking Dead season 8 episode 9, titled "Honor," will say goodbye to Carl Grimes, son of Rick Grimes. The episode is believed to be an extended installment, clocking at 82 minutes, since it will commemorate the death of one of the original characters in the show.