Glenn Rhee, AKA everyone’s favorite pizza-delivery-guy-turned-hardened-survivor from The Walking Dead, met a cruel fate at the hands of Negan – or, more specifically, his gnarly weapon of choice, Lucille.
His death came as a devastating blow to the Walking Dead fanbase, who had just spent close to three months agonizing over Negan’s choice, and the ramifications it may have for future seasons. But no one could have predicted the death of Steven Yeun’s veteran, who had developed into a true fan-favorite since his introduction in “Days Gone By” all those years ago.
Suffice it to say, Glenn was a truly special character, though now that his time on The Walking Dead has come to a close, Yeun recently admitted to The Hollywood Reporter that he no longer watches AMC’s zombie flagship – even if he still stays in touch with some of the show’s leading stars.
I haven’t been watching TV. Is that bad? I’ve caught some episodes here and there, but I’ve been mostly working. I still talk to all my friends and they keep me updated. I think the friendships are much more necessary to keep up with, so it’s been nice.
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Prior to THR’s interview, Steven Yeun had been pretty vocal about his time on The Walking Dead, and why he left the series with a heavy heart – not just because of the circumstances surrounding his on-screen death, but because Yeun is of the belief that AMC dropped the ball by allowing one of its favorite characters to perish.
Per Vanity Fair:
I think they took away someone that I didn’t realize I had made such a connection with until they took him away. It was tough sometimes because I never felt like he got his fair due. I never felt like he got it from an outward perception. I don’t say this as a knock on anything. He always had to be part of something else to legitimize himself. He was rarely alone. And when he was alone, it took several years to convince people to be on his own.
Season 9 of The Walking Dead has been lensing across parts of Atlanta and California in recent weeks, and is expected to grace our screens this October – with or without Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan) in tow.