Chad Coleman, who starred as Tyreese on The Walking Dead for seasons three, four, and five, shared he stopped watching the show because of the violent nature of the storyline.
“After Glenn and uh, and Abraham, you know, Negan smashed their heads in that way, it was just kinda like, ‘that’s enough for me. Thanks guys. Take care. All the best,'” said Coleman.
Still, Coleman has hope for the show.
“They’re getting back to, you know, more uh, nuanced character stuff again with Angela Kang and she was very much a part. as a writer, very much a part of the, I would say the glory years of , you know, [seasons] 3, 4, 5, 6, all of, 7, all of that,” said Coleman, “so she’s at the helm, proud of her and um, I look forward to a change.”
When asked whether he would return to the show if they wanted to do a flashback, Coleman didn’t rule it out.
“I wrestle with that because I feel like Tyreese was the type of character just like, ‘enough said. Done. Leave it alone. Don’t touch it.’ Let’s just, let’s just remember that dude up against the door gazing out that window and, and it’s a wrap for him, in one respect. But in another because I love the community down there, you know, and everybody involved as such great people to work with and, and, and do the day-to-day thing with, yeah, I think I would, I would, it would be great to pop in. I would, I would love to pop in if it was like, Soniqua and I something like before we got to the prison, what our life was like, if, if that was possible. That would be cool.”