Modern Family is entering its 10th season later this month and a “significant character on the series” will die with the death becoming “a moving event and an event that has repercussions across several episodes.”
“We’re handling some bigger life events in this season,” co-creator Christopher Lloyd told Entertainment Weekly. “We do deal with a death, which is certainly a topic that families have to deal with, and on television, it’s not easy to do because that’s a heavy subject. But at the same time, it would seem unusual for a family not to go through it.”
The series stars Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, Ariel Winter, Sarah Hyland, Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons and Jeremy Maguire.
Stonestreet, who plays Cameron Tucker on the series, joked about the upcoming death of the “significant character” on Twitter, tagging Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitchell Pritchett.
— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) September 13, 2018
Many fans took to Twitter to try to figure out which character will be making a sad exit when the new season airs on Sept. 26.
They’re killing somebody off of modern family BUT WHY ????? pic.twitter.com/cnBbGUfsC3
— Bea (@missBeatriiz) September 14, 2018
— Gilligan (@Jylle_Elizabeth) September 14, 2018
So someone is going to die in the new season of Modern Family. Too obvious to be Jay. Kinda hoping it's Lily. That girl cannot act
— V to the H to the P (@MrsVHP75) September 14, 2018
Modern Family creators say they are going to “kill off a significant character” in the first few episodes of the season and I’m not sure I’m emotionally prepared for that.
— Gino Biagioni (@ItsJustGinoB) September 14, 2018
Re: #ModernFamily death – I'm guessing Cam's sister or DeDe
— JC (@JCNY1225) September 14, 2018
— Dr. Rachel G. (@RachelKGellar) September 14, 2018
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