ABC's Modern Family would seem to be a pretty safe and healthy space for its characters, but in the upcoming season - DUN DUN - someone is DYING.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly series co-creator Christopher Lloyd confirmed there will be a death of a "significant" character and it will be a "moving event" that will affect the California clan across multiple episodes.
The suspense is already driving us nuts!
"We're handling some bigger life events this season", Lloyd tells Entertainment Weekly.
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. The cast also includes Sofía Vergara, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Jeremy Maguire.
In addition to the challenging story line, the hit show is entering the last season of its contract. He added, "there's a decent chance we'll see it happen".
'I hope there is. For a moment, I thought that Lloyd might simply be trying to get free promotion, and that the doomed one would wind up being a minor character.
"From our standpoint creatively we've gotten excited writing this season and changing the lives of the characters - some in a significant way - and it's made us think, 'Wow, there's a lot to explore in the lives of these characters, '" Lloyd continued.
Well, that'll be the joy of discovery that awaits you when Modern Family kicks off season 10 on September 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.