Yvette Nicole Brown said while she will be filling in for Chris Hardwick as the moderator of The Walking Dead panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, she does not intend on taking his job.
The actor and noted Walking Dead fan posted on Twitter clarifying her intentions after being named Hardwick's replacement for the panel earlier this week. The post also confirms Brown's involvement, as the switch has yet to be officially announced by AMC.
In the wake of accusations by actor and cosplayer Chloe Dykstra that she endured years of emotional and sexual abuse while dating Hardwick, the former Talking Dead host was dropped from several panels at Comic-Con, including his usual role hosting The Walking Dead panel.
Brown, a frequent guest on Talking Dead, is expected to host the Hall panel on Friday, July 20, from 11:15 a.m to 1:15 p.m.. While details for the event are yet to be announced, it is expected to feature the cast and crew of both The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead while providing a first look at the upcoming ninth season of the popular survival horror series, along with an official premiere date for Season 9.
There is no word on whether Talking Dead, the after-show formerly hosted by Hardwick examining each episode of The Walking Dead, will continue when the series returns this fall.