Chandler Riggs Reveals What He Won’t Miss About The Walking Dead


This Sunday, Carl Grimes will make his gut-wrenching exit from The Walking Dead following the shocking reveal at the end of the midseason finale that he’d been bitten by a walker. Since that episode aired, we’ve heard a lot about the impact that this will have on the show, but is there anything that actor Chandler Riggs will be glad to leave behind him now that he’s washing his hands of the hit zombie drama?

While talking to, Riggs opened up about how the one thing he won’t miss about making The Walking Dead is losing beloved cast members when they’re written out of the series whenever it needs to give the audience a jolt in the arm. Here’s what he had to say:

“I won’t miss having to go through anymore death dinners and watching other characters, any other cast members that I’m really a part of, go. I’ve actually loved my time on the show, I don’t regret any of it ever. It was definitely the best experience that I could ever ask for. I’m okay with being off the show, it was definitely an experience that I’ll never forget.”

It’s funny that Riggs should mention that he never wants to go through another “death dinner,” as he puts it, as that’s what his co-stars are currently dealing with. Some of the older guard, who had worked with Riggs on The Walking Dead for years, have expressed heartbreak at having to say goodbye to their friend. In particular, these include Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira and, of course, his on-screen father, Andrew Lincoln.

Riggs had already stated that he’s not bitter whatsoever about leaving the production. This is good to hear, as it follows on from a bit of a controversy that whirled up in December when fans – and even Riggs’ own father – hit back to AMC for “firing” the young actor. It’s nice to know that he doesn’t harbour any ill feelings, then.

The Walking Dead airs this Sunday on AMC.