THE WALKING DEAD Casts EUGENE PORTER And ABRAHAM FORD For Season 4: First Pic Of ABRAHAM Released
AMC‘s The Walking Dead has added two more pivotal characters from the comics this season. It was announced today that Josh McDermitt (Retired at 35) has joined the hit series as Dr. Eugene Porter. He’ll be joined by his traveling companion Abraham Ford, played by Michael Cudlitz (Southland). The Hollywood Reporter had the rundown.
The announcement was made today during The Walking Dead panel at New York Comic Con where Cudlitz walked out on stage in character as the hardcore military man Abraham. In the comics Abraham is a former sports coach/Army Sergeant. His pal Eugene is a former high school science teacher who lies about his areas of expertise so he can join up with the Sergeant and Rosita (the recently cast Christian Serratos). The traveling trio eventually cross paths with Rick Grimes and his band of survivors. Abraham becomes an integral part of Rick‘s group up until the point something happens in the comics you may or may not know about. New showrunner Scott Gimple said of the newly cast trio:
We’re going to tell a version of the Eugene, Abraham and Rosita comic stories, that’s what we do. I love those characters from the book, they are very different flavors of comic book characters than we’ve seen on the show.
Gimple went on to confirm that Josh McDermitt will indeed sport Eugene‘s signature mullet. The characters inclusion also hints that we will be going beyond the prison this season. While we wait to get an official look at Eugene, his sweet mullet, and the lovely Rosita, we can celebrate the fact we got a pic of the bad a** Abraham. What do you think about the latest news?
Source : Hollywood Reporter