Published: Fri, September 14, 2018

'Modern Family' will kill off a 'significant' character this season

'Modern Family' will kill off a 'significant' character this season

The beloved ABC comedy will be experiencing some tragedy this year, as co-creator Christopher Lloyd reveals that a "significant character in the series" will die.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly published on Thursday, Christopher Lloyd told the outlet that they're "handling some bigger life events" in season 10, premiering on September 26, including death.

"We're handling some bigger life events in this season", he says.

"It's not easy to do [on TV] because that's a heavy subject", Lloyd explained.

At the time, Lloyd went on to explain that they were now discussing how they want the final moments of the show to go, saying that things will ideally end the way they began - with a big family event.

He told EW, the character's passing "will be a moving event ... that has repercussions across several episodes".

While fans are used to laughing at the family's antics, it appears the next season will be a somber one, as a showrunner has confirmed that one of the characters will be killed off.

Last year, Lloyd warned that season 10 of the hit series, which first aired in 2009, could be its last. He added, "there's a decent chance we'll see it happen".

The five-time best comedy series Emmy victor stars Ed O'Neill, Sofia Veragra, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Ariel Winter, Sarah Hyland, Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, and Jeremy Maguire.

"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", which won the Emmy for outstanding comedy five straight times at one point (but is not up for the award at Monday's ceremony), is a large ensemble comedy.

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