The father of The Walking Dead star, Chandler Riggs, is reportedly unhappy at events during the show’s mid-season finale. Spoilers to follow…
In the mid-season finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead, one of the show’s few remaining original stars, Chandler Riggs (Carl), suffered the dreaded bite of a zombie, signalling the character’s end.
Now that Carl has been written out of the show, Riggs is out of a job, and his father isn’t best pleased. Talking on Facebook, William Riggs went after the series and its showrunner Scott Gimple.
“Watching Gimple fire my son 2 weeks before his 18th birthday after telling him they wanted him for the next 3 years was disappointing,” Riggs wrote. “I never trusted Gimple or AMC but Chandler did. I know how much it hurt him. But we do absolutely know how lucky we have been to be a part of it all and appreciate all the love from fans all these years!”
Riggs ultimately wished the show success, despite his obvious anger: “I hope the show keeps doing well!”
The comments appeared on William Riggs Facebook page (via comicbook.com).
The Walking Dead season 8 airs on Sundays on AMC in the US and on Mondays on FOX in the UK.