Ross Marquand, star of The Walking Dead, has revealed that he would love to see Aaron find love in the series.
During the recent Comic-Con@Home panel, Marquand said, “I would love to see that but I feel at this point there’s so many threats coming from all angles. Love, for Aaron, or anyone else, is not of ultimate importance right now… But I would love to see that.”
The Walking Dead fans were in turmoil when the series killed off one of its only LGBTQ+ characters, Jesus.
The fan-favourite, played by Tom Payne, was killed by The Whisperers in the ninth season of the series, which disconcerted fans. In The Walking Dead comics, Aaron and Jesus initiate a relationship, which was much expected by its TV audience.
The producers hinted at the same-sex love story-line gracing the screen as the characters became close in the series. However, these feelings were never expressed because of Jesus’s unruly death.
“I don’t know if he should have a relationship because everyone that gets close to him dies – Eric died, Jesus died. Maybe just be fond of someone.”
At Comic-Con Paris, the actor said of their romance: “I think it was kind of alluded to, in points. Tom Payne and I, we discussed [it], and we thought they probably were romantic at some point during the six-year time jump.”
In an interview with THR, Payne expressed disappointment at the lack of storylines for Jesus.
The final episode of The Walking Dead season 10 will air 4 October in the US on AMC.