‘The Walking Dead’: Steven Yeun Discusses His Season 7 Death

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It feels like it’s been forever since Steven Yeun left The Walking Dead after his character Glenn was killed off. The actor was in attendance at the Walker Stalker Con in Nashville, Tennessee and addressed being killed off of the show, citing the difficulty of leaving The Walking Dead after having been on the show for seven seasons.

“It’s hard to leave family after seven years of being together but also it feels very complete. Something needed to happen to propel this next season. It’s been over a year and everybody is still so cool. They’re so sweet and they’re very sad about the death but that’s awesome. I think the coolest part about the death in and of itself is, I don’t know if there’s ever been a character like Glenn before in any facet,in the way he walks and the way he talks, … to have died and to have in death such a lasting impact. I think it’s like awesome. I think if Glenn were to continue, he could at some point fade into the back but there’s this great explanation point.”

Interestingly enough, Yeun said that he always worried about dying on the show, but that he knew Glenn was going to meet his demise two years before they actually shot the scene.

“I actually haven’t really thought about this. I think it’s more like, at least from my perspective,e I was so new to Hollywood… I was just happy to be there. Yeah, I’m sure there was points like, ‘Oh, crap, am I gonna die this year?’ There was a little bit of worry but I just was really having a good time doing it. I actually found out I was gonna die almost two years before it happened. It was like, not talked about. It was unsaid but it was understood…You look at that journey and you realize, that is marked in such a dramatic way that to change it, I think, is a cheat. We did it and people remember it, so that’s cool.”

Yeun also spoke about the goriness of the death scene and how he thinks it’s great that Glenn was such a beloved character and his death really impacted people.

“I think it was a lot of things. People think it was the gore but was gory but it wasn’t anymore gory than anything we had shown before. I think it was just watching someone you feel like you’d known getting killed that way. Getting killed in a way that was not like, Oh, man, look at Noah getting ripped up. That was gnarly but it just happened to him. This was like you could have stopped but you just keep going. It’s great that Glenn can have that type of place to effect people that way.”

The Walking Dead season eight will premiere in the fall on AMC.

Source: Steven Yeun via ComicBook.com

New Comic Book Shows That Are Coming In 2017-2018

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Comic Book TVThe current TV season is pretty much done as several comic book and superhero TV shows have concluded their respective seasons. All the comic book shows that aired this year will be back for the new TV season with The CW’s The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, iZombie, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, with ABC bringing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back for another season and FOX giving Gotham and Lucifer another go.

FX is also bringing back their new comic book TV hit series with Legion while AMC is bringing back The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead for new seasons, along with their new Vertigo hit Preacher. While the comic book TV landscape is already epic in scope, it’s only going to get bigger next year. The 2017-2018 television season is going to be one of the biggest seasons of all time for comic book adaptations for both DC and Marvel.

To make it a bit easier to keep up with what is coming out next season, we have put together a perfect guide of what new comic book shows are coming to the silver screen. The shows that we have listed are those that have officially been picked up to series and been guaranteed a slot for the 2017-2018 TV season, for both broadcast television, cable and streaming services.

Several of these new comic book shows, while picked up to series, are still in the process of casting their leads as well as getting official premiere dates set. Hit the NEXT button below and let’s go through all the new exciting comic book and superhero television shows that are coming from DC and Marvel.

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Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.