The Walking Dead season 8 news: Carl Grimes death confirmed by star ‘I was depressed’

THE WALKING DEAD’s Carl Grimes fate looks to be sealed and another star of the show has revealed their heartbreak at the tragic turn of events.

One cast member of AMC’s The Walking Dead has opened up about their feelings toward the devastating reveal at the end of season eight.

Carl (played by Chandler Riggs) was bitten by a zombie and revealed his wounds to father Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) at the end of the midseason finale.

Michonne acted as a surrogate mother for Carl after becoming a core member of Rick’s group, and has created a strong bond with the duo.

The actress who plays the warrior-woman has confessed how she feels about Carl’s fate.

The 40-year-old revealed in an interview with Huffington Post: “I got a little depressed for a while. Straight up. You’re in the story. You’re in it, and you’re also in a family. It was hard.”

She continued: “Carl and Chandler are a blessing to Michonne and to Danai, you know what I mean? I adore Chandler, and [for] Michonne, Carl is her healer.

“Everything she and Rick do is to protect Carl, so this is kind of the worst nightmare realised for him to reveal [the bite] at the end of the last episode,” Gurira said.

She divulged that not only was her character devastated, but she was too.

“These are very resourceful people who do everything they can,” she added. “Rick and Michonne don’t really stop easily. What do you do when that’s what you’re facing? So, yeah, I was devastated. Michonne was devastated.”

Although, many viewers have been holding out hope for Carl’s recovery from what seems like a fatal situation.

All sorts of theories have been doing the rounds on internet, from saviour scar tissue to him being rescued by a very unlikely ally.

A trailer for the upcoming episodes closes with the ominous words from Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), and fans have speculated that this alludes to Carl’s survival.

However, Andrew, 44, recently hinted toward a definite end for Carl in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“There needs to be an end game and that is something that is definitely being talked about,” Andrew shared. “I can’t get into all of that.

“But all of that will be answered.”

There seems to be no simple answer to whether Carl will make it or not, but viewers won’t have to wait long to find out.