Punisher actor Jon Bernthal is returning to The Walking Dead for season nine, according to TVLine.
Bernthal was a part of the core cast of The Walking Dead season one playing Shane Walsh, main character Rick Grimes' former friend turned antagonist. Bernthal's character was killed off during the second season.
TVLine reports that Bernthal will appear in a single episode of The Walking Dead's ninth season. Bernthal has returned as Shane before in TWD season 3 as a hallucination by Rick. The show's main character since its premiere, actor Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes will leave TWD this season.
No premiere date for The Walking Dead season 9 has been announced.