Did you think Hershel was going to bite the bullet during The Walking Dead season 2? You weren’t the only one – the show producers were considering it.

At a TV panel in Los Angeles, show producer Greg Mazzara revealed that they were planning on killing off the character at some point in season 2.

So why didn’t they? He explains:

“[But] we were just stepping over a body; it felt too violent, too gratuitous.”

If he were to have died, we presume his other family members would’ve taken over ownership of the house. Or would Rick have tried to get some control?

Do you think he’ll end up dying in season 3?

Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter.