A major character apparently doesn’t make it to season three
(Spoiler warning: Don't read this if you don't want a major plot point revealed about season two).
One of the "Walking Dead" survivors won't be around much longer, if an ad for a "Walking Dead" DVD box set is to be believed.
In a major gaffe, the second-season box-set ad described such bonus features as "the making of the barn, an extended zombie gut scene, Shane's last episode …"
That's right: "Shane's last episode." Which would confirm speculation that actor Jon Bernthal, who plays Shane, is leaving the series. Bernthal recently landed a new role on TNT's upcoming cop drama "L.A. Noir."
The DVD ad appeared on AMC's store website. An AMC spokewoman said in a statement: "The post on the AMC store was completely unauthorized. The matter is currently under investigation."
As of Friday morning, the network had not only removed "The Walking Dead" DVD pre-order post, but its entire AMC online store.
While it's a surprise that news of Shane's exit would come in such an anticlimactic way, it won't come as a shocker to diehard "Walking Dead" fans. Readers of Robert Kirkman's comic series know Shane dies early on in the comics. (He doesn't even make it to Hershel's farm). And on the show, particularly in last week's episode, the tension between Shane and Rick, the leader of the survivors, appears close to boiling over. It continues in Sunday's new installment, "Judge, Jury, Executioner."