The Walking Dead Star Guarantees More Deaths This Year


When it comes to The Walking Dead, no one is safe. And we really mean no one.

Ever since Robert Kirkman’s magnum opus shuffled onto the small screen eight years ago, the creative genius has long maintained that any one character can be killed off at any time. There are exceptions to the rule, of course; someone like Daryl Dixon or Maggie Rhee naturally has a better life expectancy than most, if not all of the show’s ensemble cast.

But now that Carl’s ostensibly out of the picture, what does the future hold for the rest of the gang? Who will be next to go? And will we be forced to say goodbye to anyone else we love this year, or will AMC spare us any further heartbreak? Those are questions we don’t have the answers to just yet, but according to Seth Gilliam at least, fans better brace themselves, as there’s certainly more death to come.

Speaking to ahead of tonight’s episode, “Dead or Alive Or,” the actor, who plays Father Gabriel on the show, teased the remainder of the season with two words: “More death.” Of course, he wouldn’t spill anything other than that, but on the topic of continuing to lose cast members, Gilliam said:

“It does take its toll. It’s one of the reasons I’m actually excited to be here in London [for Walker Stalker Con], now, is a chance to see people I haven’t seen in quite a while, people who I had gotten accustomed to hanging out with and spending time with.”

Further in the interview, he also touched on Gabriel’s arc this season, which has seen him have the chance to work with a few actors who he usually wouldn’t interact with.

“It’s been pretty cool, it’s been pretty cool to be in different worlds while still being in the same world of Walking Dead,” Gilliam said. “You know? To being on different sets and working with different actors. I love working with Josh [McDermitt] and with Jeffrey [Dean Morgan], so I was excited to be able to have the opportunity to do that.”

The Walking Dead continues on with its eighth season tonight, on AMC. It’ll be looking to improve in the ratings, too, after it was reported last week that the numbers had dropped to their lowest point since season 1.