A gay character will be introduced when AMC's The Walking Dead returns in February.

Showrunner Scott Gimple confirmed to Deadline Hollywood that a gay male character would be introduced in the second half of the show's 5th season but wouldn't reveal any details.

Walking Dead co-creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman also said that a gay character from the comics that the show is based on would be joining the show.

“For fans familiar with the comics, that points to the Alexandria Safe-Zone, which the survivors travel to on their way to Washington D.C., and the gay character of Aaron meets up with Rick and gang there,” Deadline wrote.

Gimple would not confirm whether the character is Aaron.

“I'll just say that in the comic there is more than one gay character, so it may be the one you are thinking of or it may be another one,” he said.

The Walking Dead returns on Sunday, February 8.