- Warning: There are spoilers ahead for “The Walking Dead” comics.
- King Ezekiel was recently voted the character fans think is mostly likely to die next on the show in a survey conducted by INSIDER.
- Khary Payton, who plays Ezekiel, told INSIDER fans should be worried about Ezekiel.
- Payton says he’s not the only character fans should be concerned about.
King Ezekiel (played by Khary Payton) was the top character on the list. Should fans be that worried for Ezekiel with the Whisperer threat looming?
“Yeah, they should be worried about Ezekiel,” Payton told INSIDER. “This is ‘The Walking Dead.’ And at this point, when can you not be worried about anybody?”
This season, Ezekiel has been on a mission to fix the broken relationship between the Kingdom and the other communities of the Hilltop and Alexandria. We still don’t know what drove them apart, but he may be so focused and concentrated on making the fair a success that it’s possible it could blind him some outside threats.
“I think that’s a fair assessment of the situation,” said Payton. “Unfortunately. We’ll see how it all plays out, but when you’re in these situations, you’re having to balance defense of your life with a trust and a love for humanity. In this apocalypse, that’s a very tough balance to keep on an even keel.”
In the comics, the fair serves as a driving moment for a number of major and minor deaths, including Ezekiel’s, as the communities are brought together. But Payton wasn’t going to comment on the comics.
“I am pumped, I’m so excited for you to see more but I won’t tell you why. You just won’t hear it from me. I am not that guy,” said Payton of what to expect for the rest of the season.
“You can never be comfortable on this show,” he added. “I think extreme concern is a nice spot to be living in.”
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