VIDEO: Michael Cudlitz Takes Over THE WALKING DEAD Panel As Abraham Ford

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abrahamThis past weekend it was announced that The Walking Dead season 4 would be adding two new characters, Dr. Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt) and Sargent Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz). The casting of McDermitt as Eugene was made in the usual manner, but Cudlitz‘s casting as the rough and tough character from the comics was made in a more unusual style. The video of the big announcement recently found its way online.

You can watch the entire panel if you’re so inclined, but the craziness all goes down around the 26:00 minute mark when moderator Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) asks the panelists if there is any new casting coming up in the fourth season. They run down several characters we’ve heard by now, but when questions were opened a masked man demanded Abraham Ford be introduced. Robert Kirkman said they’d love to, but they have to find the right time and right way to introduce the character. That’s when the masked man took his mask off. He then started to berate showrunner Scott Gimple and Kirkman, getting closer and closer to the stage with each word. Some in the audience got a little nervous, so did a few of the panelists. The man kept inching forward, saying:

I sound like a crazy guy, but I’m a smart motherf**ker. The thing about smart motherf***ers is they sound like crazy motherf***rs to dumb motherfuckers! So let’s go, Gimple! You a stupid motherf***er or are you bringing Abraham on?!

They then brought him on stage to reveal that it was Michael Cudlitz and he would be bringing Abraham Ford to life on the show. He then clarified that Scott Gimple is not a “stupid motherf***er.” It was a pretty crazy moment, but it proved that they cast the right guy for the role. I for one can’t wait to see the introduction of the Sergent. Below the video you can check out a few of Cudlitz‘s Tweets. He’s been interacting with fans every day since the announcement. What do you think about Cudlitz‘s comic con acting job?


 

 

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Source : Official TWD