Michael Cudlitz Talks About Extreme Negan Violence, Last Season

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Abraham’s Death Not That Gruesome

No one would argue that season premiere of The Walking Dead, Season 7 was absolutely unforgettable. That said, it would appear that the bulk of fans hated the premiere, which led to the deaths of Glenn and Abraham.

Negan and Abraham on The Walking Dead
Image Credit: AMC

Abraham-actor Michael Cudlitz is very aware of the comments from critics but he stands by the episode regardless. Abraham’s head was bashed in by Lucille, the bat that belongs to the new enemy, Negan.

“These deaths were not anymore gruesome,” said the actor. “These are just people that you loved and that made it feel worse. It’s exactly what happened. You can’t tell me that my head getting smashed in was worse than Noah getting his guts ripped in glass turnstile.”

Cudlitz Talks About Abraham’s Death

Abraham on The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

Comic Book writes:

“The Walking Dead featured violent deaths both before and after Abraham and Glenn’s, as Cudlitz points out. “Or the guy before [Noah], that we didn’t know at all, who impaled from behind and was literally holding his guts,” Cudlitz said, in reference to Aiden, an Alexandria who suffered a brutal fate shortly after his introduction.”

“Or Spencer literally holding his guts.” “All of those are way more, quote, ‘gross or graphic,'” Cudlitz said. “Ours was so bad because it was drawn out and you were teased and these were characters that you loved. Nobody in that group would have been okay to see go. So yeah, that’s exactly what it is. You love these characters.”

Season 8 Begins In October

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

When the series returns for Season 8, it’s obvious we’ve lost a lot of great characters, but there are going to be some new ones right around the corner. At least three small characters have been added as major roles and at least two new characters will arrive when the series returns.

There’s also a possibility that the Whisperers will soon arrive in Georgia.

Do you agree with Michael Cudlitz about Abraham’s graphic death?

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