Modern Family is about to return for its 10th season on Sept. 26. The show’s co-creator, Christopher Lloyd, revealed that a significant character will die in the upcoming season!
“We’re handling some bigger life events in this season,” he 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.”
Lloyd continued to say that the repercussions of the death will span throughout a few different episodes, which makes sense.
Season 10 marks the last season of the show’s contract with ABC. Though Lloyd would love to continue on with the series, he understands everyone’s schedules may be difficult to line up. The show has amazingly retained all its core actors for every season.
“Well, if we can do another season, we may as well. I’m hoping that we have some news on that [soon], and if it winds up that we tried and just couldn’t make it work, we will have a great final season for sure.”
Modern Family season 10 premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.