The Walking Dead made headlines recently when it was revealed that the show will be writing off main character Rick Grimes in the next season. Now, it looks like they want to send Andrew Lincoln off with a bang. News has it that his former co-star Jon Bernthal (Shane) is going to be making a return in the next season.\r\n\r\nAccording to the Hollywood Reporter, there are still no full details on Bernthal\u2019s return, but it\u2019s very possible that he comes in the form of a flashback or maybe even a hallucination\u2014much like Lori Grimes. In the case of him coming back as a walker, I think it would be wasted use of Bernthal\u2014then again, Carl did kill walker-Shane way back in Season 2.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=RunODUbDEtg\r\n\r\nThough Bernthal will be back, we shouldn\u2019t expect him to stay too long in the show. After all, he has duties on the set of Netflix\u2019s The Punisher, playing the lead man Frank Castle.\r\n\r\nWith Rick Grimes going away, AMC is said to be courting Norman Reedus (Daryl) to be the new face of the show. He has been offered a significant pay raise, but I don\u2019t know how much of Reedus\u2019 star power is enough to balance out the exit of Rick and Maggie.\r\n\r\nThe Walking Dead 9 comes back later this year.