Obsessed fans of The Walking Dead who have been reading chatter from the various spoiler sites this summer — The Spoiling Dead, in particular — may have been given a strong impression that it is Abraham who dies at the hands of Negan in the seventh season premiere. That site has suggested that Michael Cudlitz — who plays Abraham — hasn’t been around on the set since they shot the season premiere.
However, last week, Michael Cudlitz seemed to have inadvertently ruled himself out as the victim in an interview with Popsugar, where he specifically says that he will continue to live in a world with Negan:
“[Denise’s] death spurs on a whole bunch of other stuff, and then the audience knows that Abraham will continue for a while now. Now we get to see what a world with Negan and Abraham both in it will be like. That’s something we don’t see in the graphic novels.”
Given the reliability in the past of The Spoiling Dead, some may have thought that Cudlitz was trying to throw viewers off the scent by outright fibbing in the interview. However, as The Huffington Post spotted, the latest teaser trailer seems to confirm that Abraham does, in fact, live.
Watch, and pay particular attention to the 22-second mark: