With AMC’s upcoming “The Walking Dead” spin-off series expected to go back in time to the early days of the epidemic, it does open the story up to include a character appearance or two that serves as a connection to the original series. One obvious possibility is Noah Emmerich’s Edwin Jenner, the CDC scientist who appeared (and died) during the first season’s finale.
Emmerich appeared at the TCA winter press tour for FX’s “The Americans” this past weekend and was asked whether he would have any interest in reprising his role as Jenner. He says: “Sure, I think he’s a fascinating character. There’s definitely a lot more to find out about Dr. Jenner. I have no idea, I haven’t talked with them about anything. I don’t know [if he could come back]. I have no idea, but it’s an interesting question.”
Robert Kirkman is co-writing the “Walking Dead” prequel (code named ‘Cobalt’) with Dave Erickson (“Sons of Anarchy”) and will executive produce alongside Gale Anne Hurd and Dave Alpert. Erickson will serve as show runner.
Source: The Live Feed