Warning: episode spoilers for the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead. Read at your own will!
The much anticipated Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead is only a few days away and fans have been anxiously awaiting the reveal of Negan’s victims. Yes, you read that right – victims. If you’ve been living in an underground zombie apocalypse bunker over the last few months, you may have missed this news. Back in June, it was reported by numerous The Walking Dead spoiler sites that not one, but two of our fan favorites would meet their demise in the Season 7 premiere.
This news came after the first few episodes of S7 had been filmed and all but two characters were present after Episode 1. But now that we’re even closer to the premiere and filming for Season 7 is already past the midway point, two main characters are still missing in action.
That being said, it’s all but confirmed that Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) and Steven Yeun (Glenn) will be killed in the premiere. If you remember from the comic books, Abraham is killed in the same manner that Denise was killed in the show – an arrow through the eye. Glenn ended up meeting Lucille in the comics and it appears that same will happen in the show.
The death of two main characters is likely in response to the backlash the Season 6 finale faced from fans – the decision to leave one of the most integral moments in the graphic novel’s history as a cliffhanger. In order to make it “worth the wait”, writers and producers felt compelled to do something outside of the box. Unfortunately for them, keeping the deaths a secret hasn’t gone as planned. Scouts on the ground in Atlanta have reported that Cudlitz and Yeun haven’t been seen on set since Episode 1 filming.
Additionally, according to a recent spoiler post by The Spoiling Dead Fans, Abraham will be killed first followed by Glenn. Glenn’s death will be a direct result of Daryl trying to step in and retaliate. You can check out their full Q&A for Episode 1 of Season 7 of The Walking Dead below:
Now that you know, what do you think about two character deaths in the premiere? Would you have preferred Abraham die similar to the comic book? Personally, it seems pointless to keep Abraham around long enough to kill him in the finale. If they weren’t going to give him his shocking comic book death, then he should have been kept around for All Out War. Has the two death premiere made it worth the wait? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below!
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