When a new season of The Walking Dead approaches, AMC runs a marathon of the entire series to get fans excited, and newbies caught up on the story. As I catch someone in my family watching an older episode, I look at the screen and think, “You’re dead, you’re dead, you’re dead, and you’re dead, too.”
But what’s it like for the actors who play those parts? It’s got to be a great day when you find out you’ve landed a part on The Walking Dead, but you also know that you could be killed off anytime. Some are hired knowing their time is short, but even long term major characters kick the bucket. How well you do the job has little to do with how long it lasts. Uproxx spoke with six actors whose characters were killed off about the experience and how it felt. I won’t tell you who, because some folks may be avoiding spoilers even at this late date.