While he may have lost his job (and a reported $1.7-million-per-episode salary) on the hit CBS series "Two and a Half Men," Charlie Sheen may find his next gig on AMC's zombie drama, "The Walking Dead."
Series creator Robert Kirkman is hoping the actor might consider a role on the show, qupping to The Hollywood Reporter that he thinks Sheen "is awesome."
"Charlie call us; we we will totally make that happen," he said. "We'll do whatever you want."
Kirkman, speaking very much tongue-in-cheek, then goes on to say that Sheen could direct an episode — or even take over star duties for lead actor Andrew Lincoln. "We'll recast YOU as Rick! Andrew Lincoln will find something else to do."
"Actually (Sheen) could play a car for all I care," he adds.
Rumors of Sheen's involvement in the show spread last December after it was falsely reported that he had ordered his agent to book him a cameo as a zombie for the show's second season.
As ScreenRant dishes, it would take the approval of many parties (including director Frank Darabont and AMC) before Sheen ever has a shot at joining the acclaimed series. Not to mention that whatever role the actor took on would be overshadowed by his off-screen antics. It might have been funny a few months ago, but today such a cameo would just be sad, especially as Sheen increasingly looks like the walking dead in his "Sheen's Korner" videos.
So, I'm betting we'll see no #tigerblood shed in season two — which, according to Kirkman, is set to ramp up the intensity. "In the first season, there was a lot of hubbub in Atlanta and then there was a lot of downtime at the farm," he explained to TV Line. "We're definitely going to have quiet moments [this year] but being on the road in a world like this ... there's going to be some really high drama [and] intense stuff."
Charlie Sheen aside, that all sounds like a #winning combination to me. Look for the new season to hit later this fall.