While The Walking Dead has lost several key characters this year, one of the characters who walked away at the end of the show's eighth season may still be out there somewhere. According to actor Austin Amelio, his character Dwight, is still alive.
Dwight ventured off into the great unknown among the Walkers to search for his wife Sherry (Christine Evangelista) in the show's eighth season finale. The always forceful Daryl (Norman Reedus) told him to never come back if he wanted to live. But after that and the show's subsequent time jumps, Dwight's fate was never made clear.
Amelio has no doubt that Dwight lived, and he shared the good news with curious fans. “He’s not dead, that’s all I can say," the actor told a crowd at Walker Stalker Con, as Business Insider reports. "He’s alive. He’s alive in the world somewhere."
Amelio is also very confident Dwight could come back, given the myriad ways the show's story could unfold. "There’s so many different ways you can go with him. There’s the comic book, there’s Sherry’s story, there’s me being with the Alexandrians. I have no idea. I have full faith in the writers. They do an awesome job, so I’m sure they’d bring me back in an incredible way.”
There's been a lot of talk about bringing back cast members, especially Lauren Cohan, but no concrete plans for the futures of Dwight or Cohen's Maggie have emerged from the writers room yet. Fans will get to see if Dwight or anyone else returns when the ninth season of The Walking Dead continues on Feb. 10, 2019.