'The Walking Dead' Actor Michael Cudlitz Thinks the Death Scenes Are Too Much for Viewers

'The Walking Dead' star Michael Cudlitz says some of the show's scenes might have been too brutal.
'The Walking Dead' star Michael Cudlitz says some of the show's scenes might have been too brutal. | Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Michael Cudlitz portrayed Abraham Ford in The Walking Dead, but that doesn't mean he supports everything the show does. In fact, he had a bit of criticism for producers in his latest interview.

As NME reports, while appearing on the Talk Dead To Me podcast, the former TWD star said he believes some death scenes went too far. “I always think it was a bridge too far, personally. I thought it was too much,” Cudlitz said.

“Either one of us should have lived a little bit longer because I think it was, people were very affected by it. They said, ‘Oh, my gosh, it was the most graphic brutal deaths. It was murder porn.’ All this stuff," he explained, speaking on the death of his character and others. The gory scenes from The Walking Dead have received criticism through the years, and Cudlitz admitted that things could have been done differently. "I think you want to start the season with a little bit more of a hug than a punch to the face or throat," he concluded.

Of course, there's plenty of fans who live for the show's darkest scenes, and not everyone shares Cudlitz's viewpoint. However, it's a perfect time to incite new conversations about the show. As NME reports, there will be a Comic-Con panel for The Walking Dead on July 24 at 1p.m. (PT) featuring TWD's Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan.