The Walking Dead’s Michael Cudlitz Challenges Jeffrey Dean Morgan To Round 2

The Walking Dead star-turned-director Michael Cudlitz issued a playful problem for Negan star Jeffrey Dean Morgan when posing with a stories-tall Louisville Slugger, the identical model of baseball bat utilized by Negan to kill Cudlitz’s Abraham Ford within the Season 7 opener. There Negan performed a sport of eeny, meeny, miny, moe earlier than deciding on the posturing Abe as his first sufferer, who was then brutally bludgeoned to dying with barbwire-wrapped bat Lucille earlier than Glenn (Steven Yeun) met the identical destiny.

“Ok @jeffreydeanmorgan let’s try this sh-t again….. #round2,” Cudlitz wrote on Instagram Friday. In a remark, the official Instagram account for AMC’s TWD joked it was nonetheless “too soon,” and Cudlitz’s former co-star Christian Serratos, who performed Abraham’s lover Rosita, commented with a easy “Lol.”

Cudlitz beforehand stated the sequence made the flawed transfer when killing Abraham and Glenn back-to-back in an episode that was shortly criticized for its harsher-than-usual violence.

“I always said, I personally thought it was not the wisest thing to take both Abraham and Glenn out in the same episode. It’s too much of a loss for the fans, for the audience,” Cudlitz advised IMDb in April. “[Glenn’s] like the moral compass and the heart of the show at the time, even pulling Rick back, he was almost the Hershel whisperer — he’d also become that other side of him that was able to guide him, or at least help guide him.”

Cudlitz, who returned to TWD as director on Season 9 episode ‘Stradivarius,’ additionally stated the present missed an “element of humor,” one thing the present began “getting back to” in Season 9 beneath showrunner Angela Kang.

“And Abraham, from just a humor standpoint, he for the most part told it like it is,” Cudlitz stated. “So to lose them both at the same time was, for me as a fan, was sort of like, ‘Oof, that’s rough.’”


In addition to his return as director on TWD Season 10, Cudlitz has hinted at Abe’s return to TWD Universe.

It is now Spring, just a few months after the tip of Season 9, when our group of survivors dared to cross into Whisperer territory throughout the harsh winter. The collected communities are nonetheless coping with the consequences of Alpha’s horrific show of energy, reluctantly respecting the brand new borderlines being imposed on them, all whereas organizing themselves right into a militia-style preventing pressure, making ready for a battle that could be unavoidable. But the Whisperers are a menace in contrast to any they’ve ever confronted. Backed by a large horde of the useless, the Whisperers are seemingly a struggle the survivors can not win. The query of what to do and the worry it breeds will infect the communities and provides rise to paranoia, propaganda, secret agendas, and infighting that can take a look at them as people and as a society. The very thought of whether or not civilization can survive in a world crammed with the useless hangs within the stability.

Season 10 premieres Sunday, October 6 on AMC.

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