The actor opens up about how he'd like to leave the AMC zombie series.
In the world of 'The Walking Dead', most of the people involved in the long-running zombie apocalyptic AMC series know that their time will be up on the series sooner or later. Seth Gilliam is one of those people, having played Father Gabriel in the show ever since its fifth season. His character's death is something he's thought about pretty much ever since he joined the series, with the actor previously admitting that he didn't think he'd make it past the season 5 finale.
Seth Gilliam plays Father Gabriel in AMC's 'The Walking Dead'
Originally hiding out in his church, Gabriel has become a fully-fledged member of Rick Grimes' (Andrew Lincoln) group of survivors, going from a nervous wreck to a man willing to do whatever it takes to survive. Though he's currently under lock and key, captured by Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his band of Saviors earlier in season 8, he's still working his magic on helping his old friends.
The actor says there are "like, 10 explosions an episode."
If any of the teases surrounding 'The Walking Dead' season 8 are anything to go by, it's going to be one of the most action-packed, emotionally-heavy seasons of the show the series has ever seen. After a dramatic season 7, but a slew of episodes that left the audience cold, the show is going to have to go through a reinvention of sorts if it's to reel back in the high numbers of viewers it once saw.
Seth Gilliam plays Father Gabriel in 'The Walking Dead'
Now, don't get us wrong, 'The Walking Dead' is still one of the most-watched television shows of the modern day, and we don't expect that to slow down any time soon. The raucous caused by everything that went on in season 7 however cannot be ignored.
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Why couldn't it have been Father Gabriel?
Wow. So the creators of 'The Walking Dead' really know how to break our hearts. Regular viewers of the never-ending zombie series will be used to grieving by now, but the latest death has proved to be way too much for some fans.
Rick faces ever more difficult hurdles in this season's 'The Walking Dead'
We're only three episodes into 'The Walking Dead' season six, and already one of the best characters has seemingly been killed off. While everyone was hoping that the reckless and seriously dodgy Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) would be the next to bite the dust, producers have taken the story completely the other way and wiped off one of the only remaining members of the original cast. We can only hope that we haven't seen the last of him.
On the outside, Alice Howland appears to have an idyllic life. A beautiful family life with a husband and three older children, and a job that has provided her with such joy over the years. She's a linguistics professor, well respected for her knowledge of the world of language. However, soon she finds herself forgetting even the simplest of words and decides to get checked out by a doctor to see what might be wrong with her. On discovering that she has been diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, she finds herself struggling to deal with the idea of losing out on the rest of her career, being so highly respected in her field. She starts to drift further and further from her own identity, forgetting who she has become with the knowledge that it's only going to get worse.
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If you thought 'The Walking Dead' couldn't get any more shocking, you thought wrong.
It's been a gruelling season for Rick Grimes and friends so far in 'The Walking Dead', as they are forced to escape yet another so-called safe haven and finally discover where Beth has been held captive - but it seems there's yet more tragedy for this doomed group.
'Coda' saw a tragic end for Beth
Characters are disappearing faster than they are arriving in 'The Walking Dead' nowadays, with season 5 proving to be a particularly bloody affair. The midseason finale 'Coda' finally arrived yesterday (November 30th 2014), but once again left viewers with a lot more questions than answers.