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The Walking Dead’s Cudlitz Teases Worse to Come in Season 7

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The Walking Dead’s Cudlitz Teases Worse to Come in Season 7

Fans “shouldn’t really be so much worried about the first episode as the rest of the season.” So says Michael Cudlitz, the actor behind Abraham on AMC’s hit zombie horror series “The Walking Dead.”

The comments were made in the actor’s recent interview with TV Guide and come ahead of the show’s much-anticipated Season 7 premiere, and the expected resolution to a Season 6 cliffhanger that saw much of the show’s principle cast lined up waiting to find which of their number will have their head smashed in by new series villain Negan, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

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Unwilling to reveal his character’s fate in the interview, Cudlitz focused instead on further down the road than the first episode, saying: “There’s a whole bunch of other stuff that’s gonna go down as the season progresses, and it’s intense… People are so focused on this initial moment, but the rest of the season is so much more intense than that initial moment.”

If there is a metaphor that can adequately describe how season 7 is going to pan out, according to Cudlitz it is that: “There’s a brick on the accelerator on the car of ‘The Walking Dead,’ and we’re going off the cliff this year.”

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In past interviews the actor has hinted that “we get to see what a world with Negan and Abraham both in it will be like,” although he was probably just referring to the fact that comics-Abraham received a crossbow bolt to the head a few issues before comics-Negan made his debut.

However, Cudlitz’s description, along with Executive Producer Greg Nicotero’s own claim that fans are “gonna be mad” after the series opener both suggest that we might not find out who Negan kills in the line up straight off the bat.

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Whatever happens, it is safe to say that fans of “The Walking Dead” will be glued to their TVs when the show return to AMC on Sunday, October 23 at 9pm for the Season 7 premiere.

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