After weeks of uncertainty, it has finally been confirmed that Michael James Shaw will play Mercer in season 11 of The Walking Dead!
In the comics, Mercer wasn’t introduced until the last two dozen issues, specifically #177 in the New World Order volume, but he’s been a fan favorite since. Mercer is a commander of the Commonwealth Army, the armored soldiers that were shown in the season 10 finale “A Certain Doom.” Mercer is also Princess’s boyfriend in the comics, so we can’t wait to see if and how that dynamic will play out on screen. Shaw joins Margot Bingham who was previously confirmed to star in the upcoming season.
During the premiere of the six bonus episodes known as 10C, AMC dropped a major bomb that season 11 will begin airing this summer. At least we won’t have to wait too long to see Shaw on screen!
The Walking Dead is currently airing its six bonus episodes, which will air every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.