Warning: This story contains spoilers for The Walking Dead series finale. Rick Grimes and Michonne weren’t the only cameos in Sunday night’s final episode The living Dead. Titled “Rest in Peace”, one of the last scenes of the series finale, Daryl (Norman Reedus), Carol (Melissa McBride) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) were reunited in the Hilltop Colony. While the scene was about the future, there was an easily missed cameo from someone out Walking dead Past: Chandler Riggs, who played Carl Grimes in the first eight seasons of the AMC zombie drama which ended Sunday after 11 seasons and 177 episodes.
A disguised Riggs makes an uncredited cameo in the background of the scene, appearing as a Hilltop farmer barely visible. Revealing his cameo after the series ended in April, Riggs tweeted on April 1, “I’m on the last episode of TWDIn a subsequent tweet, the actor added, “Happy first April.”
told you pic.twitter.com/HrOL60q0Os
— Chandler Riggs (@chandlerriggs) November 21, 2022
But fans spotted Riggs in a cast and crew photo from the final day of filming. As it turns out, Riggs spoiled his secret cameo, which you can see in the official image below.
“Chandler Riggs was in town and he just asked to come over and say hello to friends,” showrunner Angela Kang told me. OW. “I had such a good time with him on set, and it was just really nice to see him. And then they did these scenes and needed some extras, and Greg was like, ‘Well, do you want to go for it ? Go in! Sit in the back.'”
As told by executive producer and episode director Greg Nicotero, “That was our last day of shooting and Chandler wanted to come visit. And I looked at him and said, ‘Hey, you. Take that, get in the back of that shot.’ It wasn’t planned. I don’t even think we put clothes on him. I think he just wore what he wore when he came to settle down. We were like, ‘Throw him in the background.’ I think we gave him a hat to disguise him a bit.”
The living Dead series finale, “Rest in Peace,” is now streaming on AMC+.