Chandler Riggs is a child actor best known for playing Carl on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Carl is one of the main characters in both the comics and on the TV show. He is the reason why Rick does what he does. If you’ve read the comics, you realize how important he is. The only problem with casting a kid on a TV show is that kids grow up, and they grow up fast and they grow up awkward. Didn’t anyone learn anything from the Walt incident on Lost? Chandler Riggs does a great job playing Carl, but he is already too old to still be playing him. Carl is only 7 years old in the comics. Chandler Riggs is already 13 years old. He is noticeably older looking in season 3 compared to season 1. Next season he will be sporting a 5 o’clock shadow despite playing a third grader. There are only two options for handling this situation: they can either recast him or kill him off. Either way I feel sorry for the guy.
Critically Rated at 7/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young