Modern Family aficionados have been patiently awaiting the Season 10 premiere for months (we’ve missed our favorite TV fam, obviously). But it sounds like the upcoming season won’t be all fun and laughs…because the series creators revealed that there will be a “significant” death coming our way.

In other words, the Dunphy-Pritchett-Tucker family will be saying goodbye to someone—maybe even one of their own.

The show’s co-creator Christopher Lloyd wouldn’t tell Entertainment Weekly who the character is or when the death would occur, but he did say that it “will be a moving event—and an event that has repercussions across several episodes.”

Lloyd explained that killing off a character this season will explore how families deal with death.

Meanwhile, the series has yet to be renewed for an eleventh season, but Lloyd remains hopeful.

Modern Family returns on September 26th at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.