Some of The Walking Dead cast whose lives are in danger at the hands of Negan currently have other projects that could conflict with the filming schedule of the TV series. Just who are they and does that really put them at risk?
SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses Season 6 and 7 of AMC’s The Walking Dead as well as the comic books the TV series is based on. Please proceed with caution if you wish to avoid spoilers.
At the moment, speculation about who Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) bashed to death in the Season 6 finale of The Walking Dead is rife. There are more theories on who died than actual characters in the lineup, and new theories are discovered daily. So, if checking which actors have other gigs lined up besides The Walking Dead, could an educated guess be made? Let’s have a look at what the others in the lineup are currently working on.
The Hollywood Reporter announced the actor who plays Glenn Rhee in The Walking Dead has just signed on for a movie called Okja. Now that’s fine, actors do movies all the time in between shooting of whatever TV series they are currently starring in. However, Okja’s filming schedule will contradict with the filming schedule of AMC’s The Walking Dead which begins on May 2. So is this proof that Glenn will die in the TV series just like he did in the comics?
Perhaps more of a concern is the other movie on IMDb that Steven Yeun is starring in that bills him at top of the credits. The movie is called Mayhem and IMDb lists Yeun as starring as main character, Derek Cho, a man who is fired on the same day a virus is released into his workplace. While Mayhem is billed as a 2016 release, IMDb has it still listed as in production. So that makes two movies Yeun is working on that could affect whether he lives or dies at the hands of Negan and his baseball bat, Lucille.
Another cast member who turns up in the “killed by Negan” theories all the time is Abraham. Played by Michael Cudlitz, so far this actor has nothing lined up other than The Walking Dead. While his number could still be up, it won’t be because of a filming schedule. Andrew Lincoln (who plays Rick Grimes), Ross Marquand (Aaron), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha), Chandler Riggs (Carl), and Christian Serratos (Rosita) are all actors who can join Cudlitz as not having anything listed on IMDb that is upcoming or currently in production. Although this doesn’t mean they are safe, it just means they haven’t been forced to leave The Walking Dead because of other work commitments.
Who do you think will die at the hands of Negan in Season 7 of The Walking Dead? Let us know your thoughts and theories by commenting below.
As yet, AMC has not confirmed the Season 7 premiere date for The Walking Dead, although it is anticipated to be sometime in October of this year.
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