The Walking Dead Halts Production Due to On-Set Accident

The Walking Dead temporarily suspended shooting of its eighth season after an on-set accident that led to the death of a stuntman

The Walking Dead temporarily suspended shooting of its eighth season after an on-set accident that led to the death of a stuntman

AMC has shut down production of The Walking Dead following an on-set accident that sent stuntman John Bernecker to the hospital in serious condition. While doctors are treating him, his family, colleagues, and fans are praying for his recovery.

The 33-year-old had been fighting for his life on a ventilator having been airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center on Wednesday, reports TMZ.

We're digging for details about an accident on a metro Atlanta movie set that has apparently left a member of "The Walking Dead" production critically injured.

Cast and producers of The Walking Dead are set to head to Comic-Con next week. A hospital spokesperson declined to comment or confirm that Bernecker is a patient. AMC earlier released a statement regarding the "tragic" accident, saying Bernecker and his family are "in our thoughts and prayers". He worked on such films as "Rampage", "Black Panther" and "Escape Plan 2: Hades".

Hopefully, Bernecker will pull through and filming will be able to resume before long.

Update: Stuntman John Bernecker has reportedly lost all brain function and is now on life support, according to Deadline.

That being said, "The Walking Dead's" fictional world may be a hazardous place for all its inhabitants, but one might think that the same level of danger wouldn't exist on set. He is the man who makes actors look good by performing all the stunts that win applause from audiences. "Dear Walking Dead Family, please keep John Bernecker, our stuntman and his family in your prayers today", tweeted Lauren Cohan, while Jeremy Palko (Andy) added, "Thoughts and prayers are very much needed for a member of the walking dead family tonight".

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