It’s early enough into The Walking Dead Season 7 that we don’t yet know how the major story will unfold in the wake of Negan’s rampage. That said. AMC’s flagship hit is already looking forward to Season 8, as Max Steel star Maria Bello has “apparently” secured a role in The Walking Dead’s 2017 season.

Take this with a minor grain of salt for the moment, but Bello herself shared the news with People, adding that her connections with the show apparently earned her an unspecified role in Season 8. “I am obsessed with the show,” said Bello. “I have a friend who’s a producer on it and I’ve asked them to write me a part, which apparently they are for next season.”

Mind you, Bello’s producer friend could just as easily shuffle the actress in under layers of makeup as a zombie, something Bello herself even suggested. Certainly, fans of the franchise would love to see Bello taking on the role of the next comic baddie, Alpha, though it would seem a tad early to start thinking about new villains, even in Season 8.

In the meantime, The Walking Dead Season 7 continues airing Sunday nights on AMC, next visiting Negan’s “Sanctuary” with November outing “The Cell.” Check out a clip below, and stay tuned for the latest on Seasons 7 and 8.


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