The death of Lincoln (Ricky Whittle) in the most recent episode was less of a shock due to hints Whittle had dropped on his own Twitter, as well as tweets from his mother that claimed Whittle had "walked away" due to bullying on set.
Jason Rothenberg abused his position to make my job untenable. What he did was disgusting and he should be ashamed. A lot was made of something my mum said all over Twitter but what she said was true. He was professionally bullying me. Cutting out all the storyline that I was supposed to be doing. Cutting lines, cutting everything out, trying to make my character and myself as insignificant as possible to the point where it was starting to get me down.
Whittle said he had been in a "very dark place", claiming Rothenberg "chose to belittle me and neglect my character and myself."
He said that the "incredible cast" stuck by him and helped him through a tough time.
Whittle urged fans not to abandon the show or attack people involved on social media.
He also had a positive message for anyone experiencing bullying.