Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) is set to return to The Walking Dead for Season 9.
At first reading that may seem a bit odd given Shane the character Bernthal portrayed died during season 2 but TV shows have ways. It seems most likely that Bernthal will be back in flashbacks related to the departure of star Andrew Lincoln. He did also appear in season 3 as a phantom haunting Rick’s mind.
It is also likely that Bernthal will be a part of The Walking Dead’s presence at San Diego Comic Con 2018. The Punisher that stars Jon Bernthal and recently finished shooting its second season will probably at Comic Con in force as well.