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Michael Cudlitz’s New Comedy Series Gets a Clever ‘Walking Dead’ Inspired Promo

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ABC’s new comedy series The Kids Are Alright might be taking Michael Cudlitz out of the apocalypse, but it’s also putting him up against a whole different kind of horde – a horde of children.

On The Kids Are Alright, Cudlitz plays Mike Cleary, father to eight growing and boisterous boys! In the newest super clever teaser for upcoming series, the network made a play on Cudlitz’s past apocalyptic life on AMC’s The Walking Dead. The fun promo below show’s Cudlitz transitioning from Abraham Ford on the zombie series into, of course, The Walking Dad, Mike Cleary.

Check out the clever promo below posted by Cudlitz on his social media pages. He even playfully pulls in this Walking Dead buddies including Robert Kirkman and Norman Reedus for added emphasis:

The Kids Are Alright is one of the new comedies premiering on ABC this fall. The synopsis for the upcoming series reads as follows: “Set in the 1970s, this ensemble comedy follows a traditional Irish-Catholic family, the Clearys, as they navigate big and small changes during one of America’s most turbulent decades. In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys who live out their days with little supervision. The household is turned upside down when oldest son Lawrence returns home and announces he’s quitting the seminary to go off and “save the world.” Times are changing and this family will never be the same. There are 10 people, three bedrooms, one bathroom and everyone in it for themselves.”

In addition to Cudlitz, the series also stars Mary McCormack as Peggy Cleary, Sam Straley as Lawrence Cleary, Caleb Foote as Eddie Cleary, Sawyer Barth as Frank Cleary, Christopher Paul Richards as Joey Cleary, Jack Gore as Timmy Cleary, Andy Walken as William Cleary and Santino Barnard as Pat Cleary.

The series is inspired by the childhood of creator/executive producer Tim Doyle, who also narrates in voiceover as older Timmy. Randall Einhorn directed and was an executive producer on the pilot. The series is from ABC Studios.

In addition to taking on fatherhood in the upcoming ABC comedy, Cudlitz is also taking a spin behind the cameras as well. He will be heading back to AMC’s The Walking Dead to make his directorial debut in the seventh episode of season nine.

Cudlitz and the rest of the cast of The Kids Are Alright will be making their ABC debut on October 16th (just one week away) at 8:30 PM. Check out the trailer for the new series HERE.

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