Goodbyes on “The Walking Dead” don’t have to be for good.
At least three characters we previously said farewell to will appear in the current season. Showrunner Angela Kang announced the return of Sonequa Martin-Green at New York Comic Con over the weekend, Variety reports. She’ll reprise her role as Sasha Williams, although the details remain under wraps.
Martin-Green first played the character in Season 3 and was introduced when Sasha, her brother, and other survivors came across the prison where Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group were holed up. Eventually, Sasha joined them, along with her brother, Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman), and served as the group’s sniper. Although Martin-Green’s role was originally meant to be a recurring one, she ended up earning a promotion to series regular in Season 4.
“As we kept going forward, they picked up my option to be a regular,” she told THR in 2015. “It’s very rare and I’m still quite dumbfounded about it.”
Much to fans’ dismay, though, Sasha was killed off in Season 7. Now, she’ll be brought back in some capacity. While Kang did not explain how that would work, as Variety noted, flashbacks or dream sequences always seem like viable options.
In addition to Martin-Green, at least two other former recurring stars are returning, including Scott Wilson, who is recently deceased, and Jon Bernthal.
“The Walking Dead” Season 9 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.
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