The cast and crew are still filming the second half of Season 5, and will continue to do so until late November. Last week, The Spoiling Dead fans shared on-set updates, with the following actors/characters seen on location in Georgia: Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Father Gabriel Stokes (Seth Gilliam), Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green), Maggie (Lauren Cohan), Abraham (Michael Cudlitz), Rosita (Christian Serratos), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Carol (Melissa McBride), Tara (Alanna Masterson), Glenn (Steven Yeun), Tyreese (Chad Coleman), the new character played by Tyler Williams, Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) and even baby Judith.
Ready for “The Walking Dead” to return in a little over a month? We are too, that’s why we’re stoked about this latest image from the Season 5 premiere. Here you see Michael Cudlitz’s Abraham Ford hiding – or getting ready to strike – during a perilous moment within Terminus. At least we know our survivors aren’t going to take any shit from those pesky cannibals! (Well, we already knew that, because Rick told us.)
In Season 4, we saw Rick and the group of survivors fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. Sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. The group’s home and new way of life is thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive becomes more perilous than ever.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse and Greg Nicotero.
“The Walking Dead” returns on October 12th.
AMC just shared a third 15-second teaser for the return of “The Walking Dead”, set to premiere Sunday, October 12 at 9 p.m., which closes in on Tyreese. In addition, EW shares new covers and reveals a new characters and potential arcs.
“By minute two or three of our season premiere, I think the vast majority of our questions have been answered,” says Kirkman, “and five or six more have been presented, so you’re very much going to be invested, well-informed, and ready for the ride that we’re going to take you on.”
Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun), Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) and Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) were left handcuffed in the Terminus train car, echoing the survivors’ predicament in the Season 4 Finale cliffhanger.
“Following the devastating events of the mid-season finale, Rick and the group are still reeling from the loss of their home, family, and friends. With the destruction of the prison, we see the group of survivors broken apart and sent on divergent paths, unsure of everyone else’s fate. What was a challenging life behind fences and walls grows that much more perilous and precious as they are exposed to new dangers, new enemies, and heartbreaking choices. They will have their faith thoroughly tested — a faith that breaks some of them and redeems others.”
The Walking Dead season five trailer tells more than fans might expect. Comic book fans might know more about the upcoming story line than those that only watch the TV series. When looking at the trailer and comparing it to the comic some things really stand out. Robert Kirkman’s comic book, The Walking Dead, follows closely along the lines of the hit TV show. Bringing in the army action hero, Abraham Ford played by Michael Cudlitz is just the beginning of what can be found within the comic book itself. The clash of the powers that be will once again be a big part of the plot line, as a scene played out by Abraham and Rick alludes to. This confrontation is pivotal in the comic for the upcoming plot line, and reading the animated version will give greater insight into what is in store this season. Who is Abraham? Who is he really? On the inside? One look at the comic may tell a thing or two about the characters the public fell in love with, and what is in store for Abraham.
In the comic book, which was once as popular as the show and had just as loyal a following, can be found big hints as to what is coming for at least some of the fateful cast. Things that are known are that Rick and Abraham will join forces, allowing Rick to go back to being the guy the fans cheered for and was somehow lost after all the loss he endured. What fans do not yet know is, who will die this season, as it is inevitable, since the cast has come together as one group once again, and the individual plot lines will diminish.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – When Abraham Ford showed up during the second-half of Season 4 on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” he was a forceful breath of fresh air.
His over-the-top persona as a military leader focused on his mission to make it to Washington D.C. harked back to the early days of the TV show, when characters were more loyal to the comic book — Rick wore his police uniform like a second skin. Glenn looked like a teenage pizza boy.
Still, as great as it was to meet a character like Abraham, we have yet to get a look at who he is on the inside. That will change during Season 5, which premieres Oct. 12 on AMC.
A look at the trailer for Season 5, which premiered at this year’s Comic-Con, shows Abraham getting as much screen time as any character other than Rick Grimes.
Amidst all the gunfire and zombie action is a shot of Abraham and Rick acting out one of the most important scenes from Robert Kirkman’s comic book.
Abraham and Rick clash early on over leadership. The former is dead set on getting Eugene to Washington D.C. so he can help develop a cure for the virus. The latter is more concerned about the safety of his children and the rest of the survivors.
Rick and Abraham were bound to come face-to-face at some point on the TV series and it appears Season 5 will highlight that moment.
The situation causes Abraham to let his guard down for the first time as he bonds with Rick over the losses both have experienced.
Eventually, Abraham becoming Rick’s right-hand man, which could make Abraham very important to how the TV series progresses.
For the first time since Shane’s death, the burden of leadership and tough decisions on Rick’s shoulders is finally lightened. This frees Rick from the emotional weight that made his character nearly unbearable during the first half of Season 4.
It appears in the trailer that we’re going to get a taste of the old Rick with a bit of edge to him. Thank goodness.
Abraham’s increased role could affect other characters as well. With the entire cast coming together and no longer being limited to individual story lines, it’s inevitable that someone (if not multiple people) will have to die. The obvious candidates are Bob, with online rumors already predicting his death, and Sasha, who appears to be detaching herself from the group in order to secure her own survival.
In the comic book, Abraham’s prominence coincides with the demise of Tyreese. Though, Tyreese’s role in the television series hasn’t quite lived up to his importance the comic.
At best, Abraham’s increased importance could cause a shift in the group’s hierarchy as Daryl struggles with the loss of Beth and possibly reconnects with Carol, while Tyreese bonds with his sister, Sasha.
What’s clearly obvious is that Abraham will be essential to the group’s survival at Terminus. Rick doesn’t trust Gareth and vice versa. So it will be necessary for Abraham to help convince both Rick and Gareth of their mutual interests.
Lastly, the longer “The Walking Dead” goes on, the more important Abraham will become. If the goal for the first half, and possibly the second half, of Season 5 is to head to Washington D.C. then Abraham will continue to be a key figure.
Every great character has a moment where they question themselves and their future. Readers of the comic book series already know how the road to Washington D.C. turns out. If the TV show sticks to that scenario, we’ll get to see every facet of Abraham’s character.