The Walking Dead: Michael Cudlitz Talks Glenn, Abraham Deaths, "Caryl"

Earlier this week, we posted about the Walking Dead universe podcast Talk Dead to Me and its most recent guest, Michael Cudlitz aka Abraham. Hosted by Johnny O'Dell, Alexandra August, and back-from-paternity-leave Woody Tondorf, the episode looked back on the horrific seventh-season opener "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be" that saw both Abraham and Glenn (Steven Yeun) taste the wrath of Negan's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) "Lucille" in retaliation for Rick's (Andrew Lincoln) failed attempt to take out the Saviors (and in retaliation for Daryl (Norman Reedus) making a go at him).

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Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

In the clip below, we learn that the man known for directing some of the series' more recent, memorable episodes considers the killing of both popular characters a "bridge too far" and explains why it still continues to resonate with fans. Following that, Cudlitz throws on his director's hat for his thoughts on the Daryl/Carol (Melissa McBride) dynamic and if "Caryl" is something he's shipping. All I'm going to say is that he definitely leans towards my way of thinking:

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Danai Gurira as Michonne; Michael Cudlitz as Sgt Abraham Ford; Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene; Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes; Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha; Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan – The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 16 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

It's now less than two weeks until fans of the Walking Dead universe get a little more intel on what the future holds for the franchise- and they won't even need to leave their homes. All three series will be bringing as many of their team members as they can muster for online panels during Comic-Con@Home, running from July 23-26 and free for everyone to watch from home. Here's a look at what we know so far, with more details available as we get closer:

The Walking Dead will be making its 11th SDCC appearance with a panel spotlighting season 10 finale "A Certain Doom," which is set to air as a standalone episode later in 2020. Moderated by Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead), the panel will feature TWDU Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple, Showrunner and Executive Producer Angela Kang, Executive Producer Greg Nicotero, who directed the season finale, and cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Josh McDermitt, Ross Marquand, Paola Lazaro, and more.

Season six of Fear the Walking Dead explores what has become of the unlikely family once united by a mission to help those in need. After being torn apart by Virginia (Colby Minifie) and her Pioneers, the group is now dispersed across her far-reaching settlements. Morgan's (James) last message at the end of season five implored the group to "Live" and this season we'll see what that means to each of them. Some will find the stability and opportunity within Virginia's communities to be intriguing, some will sink into darkness, while others will fight back against what has been forced upon them. Life behind Virginia's walls will test each and every one of them in different ways, forcing them to define who they are in this new world.

Fear the Walking Dead will present a panel to promote the upcoming sixth season, premiering later this year. Moderated by Hardwick, the panel will include Gimple, Showrunners and Executive Producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg and cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Karen David, Jenna Elfman, and Rubén Blades.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond delves into a new mythology and story that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world. Two sisters along with two friends leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, known and unknown, living and undead on an important quest. Pursued by those who wish to protect them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and transformation unfurls across dangerous terrain, challenging everything they know about the world, themselves and each other. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. But all of them will find the truths they seek.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond makes its SDCC debut, with a panel in support of the second spinoff series. Moderated by Hardwick, the series' panel will feature Gimple, Showrunner and Executive Producer Matt Negrete and cast members Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Hal Cumpston, Nicholas Cantu, Nico Tortorella, Julia Ormond, and Joe Holt.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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