Everyone is still trying to guess which character is going to be unceremoniously offed with a violent, brutal and bloody death on The Walking Dead, but one very likely candidate could have just crossed his name off the list of potential victims.
In a new interview with Popsugar, Michael Cudlitz, who portrays Abraham, one of the characters present for Negan's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) sick and twisted lineup, may have hinted that his character does make it past the season six finale/season seven premiere, by discussing his character's future.
While discussing the death that Denise (Merritt Weaver) had on the show, which was the one Abraham suffered in the comic book, Cudlitz suggested his character's fate by covertly mentioning that his not having that death on the show meant that fans would see a world that had both Negan and Abraham in it, and it's unclear if he was also trying to reveal that he'd be around following the incident with Negan as well.
"Well, [Robert] Kirkman was never happy with the death Abraham had in the graphic novels. He always said it was sort of a last-minute decision and that he regretted how he took him out," Cudlitz said. "...Now we get to see what a world with Negan and Abraham both in it will be like. That's something that we don't see in the graphic novels."
He also hinted he's definitely still a part of the show and still filming episodes for season seven beyond the premiere by saying how much he was enjoying getting scripts to memorize.
"...I've been very fortunate in my career to have done a lot of different characters on a lot of different projects," he said. "But this is the most consistent fun that I've had. I can't wait to get the script each week to see what thing is going to come out of this dude's mouth next. I love it."
The Walking Dead season 7 premieres Sunday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. on AMC.