Old The walking dead star Chandler Riggs says it would have been "really interesting" to see Carl Grimes in the six-year break following the alleged "death" of his father Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln).
"It's kind of hard to know what Carl would be like after a six-year jump," Riggs told the San Jose Fan Fest when asked what role Carl would play in a post-Rick future if the teen had not died in the eighth season.
"I think he would definitely accept that, if Rick was not in the picture, I think Carl would definitely assume that, I think, just the role of the big brother, and I would really take care of it. [his siblings]and do what he's doing – or do what he was doing – over the years he spent with Judith.
A severely injured Rick appeared to die on the bridge while saving his people from a horde of hikers but was secretly rescued by Anne (Pollyanna McIntosh) and taken in a helicopter to parts unknown during the final moments of Lincoln's final episode.
Six years later, the mistress Michonne (Danai Gurira) is the guarded leader of Alexandria and single mother of the daughter Judith (Cailey Fleming) and the son RJ (Antony Azor).
"I honestly do not know how it would be, but it would be very interesting to see," Riggs said of Carl, whose comic book counterpart is poised to succeed his father in the lead role of Robert Kirkman's creator. comic series
Carl's comic book tales have already been divided and given to other characters, going through season nine through Judith and teenage Henry (Matt Lintz), Carol's adopted son (Melissa McBride) and husband of King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) .
Speaking at the Walker Stalker Con Orlando in September, before the premiere of The walker DeadIn the ninth season, Riggs said he's "really excited to see what they do" with Carl's comics.
"I was really excited about the rest of the arcs in Carl's story," Riggs said. "But it will be interesting to see what they fill this gap with."
The walking dead returns with new episodes on Sunday, February 10 at AMC.