It looks as though Michael Rooker will be reprising his role as Merle Dixon. If you’ll recall, in season 1 of THE WALKING DEAD, we last left ‘ol Merle on top of a building, handcuffed to a pipe, a zombie horde bearing down on him. When Rick came back to get him, all that was left was a severed hand and a set of bloody cuffs, leading us to believe that perhaps Merle cut his own hand off to get away.
Well, it looks like that might very well be the case. Unless he’s around for more delusional daydream sequences for his brother Daryl, Merle might just be back, handless…and pissed off. I’m a huge Michael Rooker Fan, so I for one would love to see him return to the show. Check out the spy photo of Rooker on set below.
UPDATE: It looks like Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) is indeed back for good and it doesn’t look like a missing hand is going to slow him down one bit. I can only assume he’s attached some kind of zombie killin’ blade to the end of that stump. We’ll just have to wait and see until either more photos come out or THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 premieres.