When The Walking Dead returns next month for its tenth season, fans will witness the developing relationship between Michonne and Ezekiel. This relationship was teased during a trailer released at Comic-Con International in San Diego and featured in Robert Kirkman's source material for the show.
Showrunner Angela Kang confirmed that "there is a certain amount of stuff in Season 10 that has to do with illusions or flashbacks or dreams -- things like that" before explaining that, despite this, when it comes to their relationship, "we are seeing a moment. This really does happen."
Kang explained that "The characters have always had a respect for each other. They like each other. [And their relationship] feeds into the journeys they're on this season."
She also promised that Ezekiel's previous relationship with Carol will play an important part as the season airs. "[Ezekiel] will have a really interesting ongoing storyline this season," Kang said. "The two of them are kind of in their own realms, both alone in their grief [over son Henry's beheading], yet it's like they need people -- and each other.
"I don't want to say too much beyond that, but there's some real loveliness and complication that's very human between them that hopefully will be satisfying for people to see unfold."
AMC's The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Nadia Hilker, Dan Fogler, Angel Theory, Lauren Ridloff and Eleanor Matsuura. The series returns for Season 10 on Oct. 6.