Merle in The Walking Dead

Michael Rooker nearly missed out on being a part of The Walking Dead because of something that happened nearly two decades earlier. Almost none of the people who Rick Grimes teamed up with in Atlanta at the beginning of The Walking Dead are still alive on the show. Jacqui, Amy, Ed, Morales, and Jim were all gone by the end of the first season, with Shane, Sophia, and Dale only making it a little bit longer. Some of them survived for awhile, such as Andrea, Lori, T-Dog, and Glenn. But now, only four members of Rick’s original group are still alive on the show. Two of them are family, Carl and Rick. But ...

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