Chandler Riggs Joins ‘A Million Little Things’ in First TV Role Since ‘Walking Dead’ Death

Former AMC star to appear on freshman ABC drama in multi-episode arc

Last Updated: January 23, 2019 @ 2:51 PM

Almost one year after being killed off “The Walking Dead,” Chandler Riggs has landed his next small screen gig.

The actor, who played fan-favorite Carl on the long-running AMC series, has been cast in a multi-episode arc on ABC’s freshman drama “A Million Little Things,” a spokesperson for ABC tells TheWrap.

Riggs will play PJ, a young man Rome (Romany Malco) is introduced to. Similar to Rome, PJ has had some dark days and their encounter proves meaningful to both of them in ways each of them doesn’t even fully realize at the time. Riggs is currently signed on for at least two episodes.

“The Walking Dead” alum referenced his new gig — but didn’t reveal what it was just yet — in a tweet Monday.

“four days ago i was almost unemployed for a full year,” Riggs wrote. “right now i’m sitting on the set of season one of an incredible tv show for my first day of work. life changes really drastically really quickly.”

See the tweet below:

From creator and executive producer DJ Nash, “A Million Little Things” stars David Giuntoli as Eddie Saville, Ron Livingston as Jon Dixon, Malco as Rome Howard, Allison Miller as Maggie Bloom, Christina Moses as Regina Howard, Christina Ochoa as Ashley Morales, Grace Park as Katherine Kim, James Roday as Gary Mendez, Stephanie Szostak as Delilah Dixon, Lizzy Greene as Sophie Dixon and Tristan Byon as Theo Saville.

TVLine first reported the casting news.

“A Million Little Things” airs Thursdays at 9/8c on ABC.