NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 05: (L-R) Scott Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Lauren Cohan, Dave Alpert, Danai Gurira and Norman Reedus speak onstage during a panel for AMC's The Walking Dead Universe including AMC's flagship series and the untitled new third series within The Walking Dead franchise at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on October 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for AMC)

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Fans of The Walking Dead can comfortably take pleasure in the series’s 10th season now that it is been renewed for season 11! The news went public for the duration of the show’s New York Comic-Con panel on Oct. five, a day ahead of the show’s 10th season premiere on Sunday evening. Showrunner Angela Kang broke the news to fans for the duration of the panel, which also featured the surprise reveal of a returning character: Maggie Rhee. Lauren Cohan herself made a cameo at the panel to announce her return as a complete-fledged series normal for season 11.

“It really is absolutely surreal,” Cohan stated though on stage. “It feels just like residence. It feels so emotional. I really feel like this is a extremely specific Comic-Con and a extremely specific loved ones and I am genuinely delighted to be right here.”

For fans who do not recall, Maggie was offered a subtle exit from the show in season nine. The final time we really see the former leader of Hilltop is in the initially half of season nine, the extremely episode in which we witness Rick Grimes’s (Andrew Lincoln) departure. She spends most of the episode plotting to kill Negan for murdering Glenn, ahead of deciding to let him rot in his cell. Quickly right after, she’s 1 of the lots of witnesses to Rick’s “death” and has to hold back a grieving Michonne from rushing into the wreckage. Later in the season, we discover that Maggie packed up tiny Hershel and went to join Georgie’s camp.

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee, Danai Gurira as Michonne - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

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Cohan left the show to headline ABC’s dramedy Whiskey Cavalier, which was canceled in May possibly right after 1 season. Her return to the series is really coming at a best time, specially with the imminent exit of Danai Gurira’s Michonne in season 10.

We’re nevertheless holding out hope that Gurira will join Lincoln in any of the function-length Walking Dead films to reunite their star-crossed lovers, but it’ll be good to have a familiar face on the show though we wait for that to occur!