The cast of The Walking Dead came together on Sunday afternoon to reunite for a trivia contest and fundraiser for Georgia’s Democratic Party Victory Fund. The cast is hoping to raise contributions to get two Democratic Senators elected in January’s upcoming runoff. Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan), Lennie James (Morgan), Christian Serratos (Rosita), and Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha) to raise support for candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.
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Norman Reedus was declared the winner of the trivia contest. The move by current and former cast is a questionable one, as the show has already seen an all-time record ratings drop from approximately 17 million viewers to just under 3 million viewers for the Season 10 Special Event in October of this year. Demographics for the show swing very heavily for Republicans who relate to the show’s Southern Georgia roots and characters. Will this move alienate even more viewers? Ratings with show, as social media had a mixed response about the actors getting involved in politics and tying the show’s name to a specific party.
The highlight for most fans were surely Andrew Lincoln’s comments about leaving and missing The Walking Dead.
“I didn’t know what the South was. I’d never been to the South. And then I went to Georgia, and I fell in love with this extraordinary city, Atlanta,” Lincoln said. “Living and working in the South was extraordinary … [Georgia is] the most extraordinarily progressive place I’ve ever been in my life, and that was 12 years ago.”
“You guys I love. I mean, the connection that we have to the land, to the place, to the people,” continued Lincoln. “Arthur, my 10-year-old son, won’t let me take a job unless it’s in Georgia now (Lincoln laughs). He just misses it. He goes, ‘Take me back there!’ I came back home for the kids, and now they’re sick of me, and I wish I’d never left. It was a terrible decision (Lincoln laughs).”
Fans certainly miss Lincoln and it is reflected in the show’s viewership numbers, which have continued to decline since his departure. As well, we continue to hear that a Walking Dead movie is on its way, with Lincoln saying this past week that he expects filming to start this coming Spring.
There was a lot of news about the future of The Walking Dead in the coming years, with the main show ending with Season 11 and two more spinoffs announced. The two spinoffs will be a show centered on Daryl and Carol and then a show called Tales of The Walking Dead, which will tell other stories in The Walking Dead universe, including stories about past characters on the show and where they were before appearing on the main show.
What do you think about the future of The Walking Dead and the show’s willingness to attach itself to a political party? Let us know in the comments below.
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