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In this Feb. 5 file photo, Lauren Cohan participates in the "Whiskey Cavalier" panel during the ABC presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif. Cohan walked away from “The Walking Dead.” Now she’s headed back.

NEW YORK — Lauren Cohan walked away from "The Walking Dead." Now she's headed back.

At the end of Saturday's New York Comic Con panel for the apocalyptic AMC zombie series that has spawned its own universe, a masked cast member stood and revealed herself to be Cohan, whose return was subsequently announced.

AMC also announced an 11th season of the series, whose 10th started Sunday night.

Cohan, who played Maggie Greene on the show starting in Season 2, left as a full-time cast member to pursue other projects after the ninth season then made a few guest appearances in the 10th.

The 37-year-old actress has since appeared in the short-lived ABC series "Whiskey Cavalier" and the Mark Wahlberg film "Mile 22."

It's not clear when or how Cohan's character will return.