- Fan favourite Eduardo (played by Peter Luis Zimmerman), hasn’t been seen on “The Walking Dead” since the end of season eight.
- INSIDER asked showrunner Angela Kang to settle the debate and tell us if Eduardo’s alive, dead, and whether or not he went off with Maggie (Lauren Cohan).
- Kang said Eduardo is likely at the Hilltop and there “may be some more” of him in the future.
- Zimmerman told INSIDER he hasn’t heard anything about the show, but that he’d love to reprise his role on the AMC series.
Great news if you’re team Eduardo on “The Walking Dead.“
Showrunner Angela Kang has confirmed that the fan favourite, played by Peter Luis Zimmerman, is alive and is still somewhere out there in the zombie apocalypse.
“Eduardo, I think he probably is at the Hilltop,” Kang told INSIDER of where Eduardo may be. “Also, we have people kind of going back and forth on journeys, so there may be some more Eduardo in the future or not. It’s also a subject to scheduling and things like that.”
Eduardo was last seen on season eight of “TWD.” He was one of the loyal Hilltoppers who served alongside Kal and Bertie to protect the community. His last appearance was on the season eight finale when he drove Tara and Rosita to the Sanctuary to deliver supplies.
Though the character has mostly remained in the background, he has found a really loyal fanbase online.
Since we hadn’t seen Eduardo during or after the time jumps of season nine, a popular fan theory suggested he headed off with Maggie to make sure she and her son Hershel stayed safe. It’s something Kang doesn’t rule out as a possibility.
“We have many people at the Hilltop, so one of the things that we kind of wanted to do was show a variety of people,” said Kang. “There probably were some people that went off with Maggie. There’s people that I think we’ll see in the future, [who] have been off on kind of other journeys.”
“It’s all part of the very wide world of our characters and the backs and forths that they’re in,” added Kang, suggesting we may or may not see Eduardo again. “We shine the spotlight on different people in any given year.”
After speaking with Kang, INSIDER asked Zimmerman if he knew his character may still be at the Hilltop. He said any news of where Eduardo could be in the zombie apocalypse was news to him, saying the show keeps things “so under wraps.”
“I think Eduardo being at the Hilltop makes sense, being that it is his home,” Zimmerman told INSIDER over email. “I’m glad to hear that Angela thinks Eduardo is alive and that there is a chance of seeing him again. I would love that.”
“Initially, I thought it made sense for Eduardo to be protecting Maggie wherever she went. He’s been pretty loyal to her from the beginning and I could have seen him doing his best to keep her and the baby safe,” he said of his thoughts on what Eduardo has been up to since season eight. “If he’s been at the Hilltop, I would like to think he’s been teaching others what he’s learned over the course of three seasons with farming, fighting, and trying to keep a community running.”
Zimmerman says he’s “absolutely” ready to return to “TWD” if the opportunity presents itself. Season 10 will begin filming in May.
“Not only do I think the fans who have been so amazing and loyal to my character deserve it, but I feel like Eduardo has been involved in too much to have just ‘disappeared,'” said Zimmerman. “I understand it’s tough when you have a bunch of cast members and only 44 minutes or so a week to tell a story, but I think Eduardo should at least be shown. Kal and Eduardo were the first people from the Hilltop to meet our main group, and I feel it’s important to let viewers know what those characters are up to and where they are from time to time.”
Zimmerman pointed out that his character is still alive in Robert Kirkman’s comics of the same name, and that he would enjoy playing out some of those stories on screen.
Since we last saw Zimmerman on “The Walking Dead,” he’s been keeping busy screenwriting, directing, and auditioning. This spring, Zimmerman is shooting a few projects, including a short film with ComicBook.com‘s Brandon Davis, who is known among “Walking Dead” fans for his coverage of the show. The two collaborated last year on a music video, “Te Quiero Solo a Ti.“
Zimmerman has also released a few singles, which are available on Apple Music and Spotify under Peter Z.
Regardless of whether or not we see Zimmerman on “TWD” again, he’s come a long way in the past few years and is thankful to the fans who continue to support his work even after his time on the show.
“It is so humbling. Three years ago I was working at Costco and folding clothes at the mall living with my parents, and now I am extremely blessed to be pursuing my dream full time,” said Zimmerman. “The fans on this show have made me feel like I can achieve anything, and for that I am so grateful.”
You can follow along with our “Walking Dead” coverage here and chat the show with me on Twitter during the off season @KirstenAcuna. You can also follow Zimmerman at @IamPeterZ.
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