Yvette Nicole Brown replaces Chris Hardwick at Walking Dead Comic Con Panels

Superfan and fan favorite Yvette Nicole Brown is set to replace Chris Hardwick for both the Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead San Diego Comic Con 2018 Hall H panels.

Hardwick was accused by actress Chloe Dykstra, an ex-girlfriend, of sexual assault and emotional abuse in June. Since then, AMC has pulled a previously upcoming show, Talking With Chris Hardwick, from its schedule and announced Hardwick would not be moderating AMC or BBC panels at the 2018 edition of SDCC. Mentions of Hardwick have also been scrubbed from Nerdist, which Hardwick helped create and hosted a podcast.

Despite denying the allegations, Hardwick has been dropped. Brown said in a tweet she is not trying to take Hardwick’s hosting job:

“I will say this once. I am filling in for a friend, which I have done before. I am not jockeying for a job,” Brown wrote of the news on Twitter. “I have enough of my own. It is my prayer that God’s Will is done in the midst of this process & that everyone is okay. My character is known & sound. Nothing has changed.”


Dykstra originally accused Hardwick of assault and emotional abuse in a lengthy Medium post called “Rose-Colored Glasses: A Confession” on June 14.

Since then, Hardwick’s wife, Lydia Hearst, has defended her husband, and actress and ex-girlfriend Jacinda Barrett has come out in support of the comedian and media personality as well.