(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you have not watched Sunday’s episode of “The Walking Dead”)
During last night’s episode of “The Walking Dead,” fans noticed that Steven Yeun‘s name did not appear in the opening title sequence.
While the entire episode focused on Morgan’s backstory and did not mention the actor’s character Glenn at all, the omission was enough to whip fans into a frenzy.
Viewers of AMC’s hit zombie drama have been speculating for over a week on whether or not Yeun’s beloved character survived a seemingly inescapable situation on the Oct. 25 episode. Many held out hope the key character survived a fall into a zombie horde, since Yeun did not appear in the traditional “Talking Dead” in memoriam segment following the episode.
Showrunner Scott Gimple also promised that Glenn would return — in some form. “In some way, we will see Glenn, some version of Glenn, or parts of Glenn again, either in flashback or in the current story, to help complete the story,” he said.
Some are speculating that dropping Yeun’s name is simply a ploy by producers to keep fans guessing on his character’s fate. Yeun, for his part, is not saying anything. He hasn’t participated in any interviews and has maintained social media silence since last week’s episode aired.
But whether or not Glenn survives, “The Walking Dead” will continue. AMC announced last week that the show has been renewed for a seventh season. Gimple will return as the series’ showrunner and executive producer, along with executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.